Educating for the Future: Designing Intercultural Education Academic Course for Undergraduate Students in the United States
Intercultural encounters are unavoidable as global mobility increases. International communities are a growing population in the United States (U.S.), and international and domestic communities face unique challenges and concerns related to intercultural encounters, while cultural distance can silence individuals’ uniqueness and negatively impact their interactional experiences . The lack of understanding of how to specifically approach interculturalism is a factor impacting diversity and social justice. Intercultural approaches  enable individuals to operate in a culturally competent way and to nurture genuine intercultural interactions in any context. Looking for better solutions for intercultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes development within undergraduate students, the author report on the issues related to teaching examines intercultural education (IE)’s current status, learning scope and educational goals in U.S. university settings and design an academic course to help undergraduate students achieve intercultural competence while attending higher education. The relevance of this report of instruction relate to the topic itself as IE is a need with higher education nowadays.
Author: Paula Lazarim
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2022
- Date of Conference: 21-23 June, 2022
- DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2022.0028
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-49-5
- Conference Location: Virtual (Mississauga, Canada)