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Intercultural Teacher - a case study of a course

Author(s) Lundgren, U.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2006  
Editor A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World  
Language English  
Age group -  
Is it possible to become intercultural by attending a course? If so, how does this process happen and how do we get to know what happens? This paper addresses these questions based on students´ reflections on a pilot teacher education course at Jönköping University, Sweden. The Intercultural Teacher is a semester course (30 ECTS) for foreign and Swedish students to create an intercultural learning environment. Both course contents and lecturers reflect a multidisciplinary approach, in which theories of learning through self-reflection and interaction are related to theories on intercultural competence. This paper describes the planning processes and analysis extensive student feedback.

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