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Intercultural Encounters: A Cross-Atlantic Asynchronous Web-Mediated Discussion on Literary Texts

Author(s) Lundgren, U.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper explores if and how cross-cultural web-based asynchronous interactive conversations can practically promote intercultural awareness. Student teacher students from Sweden and the US were given two literary texts to be discussed on a web platform. Discussion made students more culturally aware. This pilot provided fruitful insights and a foundation for further development of methods and practical design for future projects regarding, for example, choice of literary texts, instructions, teacher participation, time management, language and medium. This is a step towards intercultural learning methodology for teacher education and schools to educate intercultural citizens.

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