Intercultural Education 2022-23
School Of Educational Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Tasks and Activities
Before the sessions it is envisaged that students will be working on their own or with others from their cohort, reading, making notes, preparing tasks and reflecting on their own experiences.
During the sessions the opportunity will be taken to maximise the benefits of having students from different spheres of education/business together for intensive study in this module. Hence the sessions will be very largely discussion-based rather than adopting a didactic format. The preparatory readings and tasks will figure highly in these sessions and students will be expected to make significant contributions to, and presentations of their own work in, the sessions. They will be expected to draw upon their own educational experiences in the discussions.
After the sessions it is expected that, in addition to undertaking supplementary reading, students will be in contact with the course tutor in connection with the preparation and writing of their assignment.
-threshold -50-59%Relevant aspects of the subject have been considered critically, without significant omission. Conclusions are based on evidence that is referenced appropriately. The work is coherent and well presented. 50%-59%
-good -60-69%The work shows insight, has sustained and relevant chains of argument and good illustration, with the basis of evidence acknowledged. It is written and presented with some distinction and achieves a standard that makes the material usable in a professional setting. 60%-69%
-excellent -70+The work is outstanding in power of analysis, argument, originality, range of information, and organisational and stylistic quality. It is clearly of publishable standard. 70% +
- Be able to examine and evaluate the relationship between education and one or more than one of the topics or issues discussed in the module such as culture, social identity, socialisation, citizenship, and intercultural interaction;
- Be able to identify evidence-based good practices which facilitate intercultural communication in a way that is appropriate to contemporary and projected social, political, and economic change.
- Have the ability to critically analyse the concept(s) underpinning successful intercultural understanding and communication in a specific context they are familiar with;
- To gain an awareness of intercultural issues that often occur in educational settings or in the process of personal growth;
Assessment 1 An essay which critically examines some aspects of the impact of current regulations and guidelines on ensuring intercultural awareness within schools, or a particular community or workplace.
Assessment 2 This Literature Review requires that you: 1. Select a topic in the literature on intercultural communication and/or the internationalisation of education that you are interested in researching in more depth. Carry out a narrative review or a systematic review on this topic, by collating and evaluating a range of empirically based research reports (minimum 18 to 20 articles). 2. Synthesise the evidence that you have assembled and draw conclusions, including an assessment of the quality of the evidence to date. 3. Based on this review and your conclusions regarding the quality of evidence, make recommendations for further research needed, if any. Outline the research design and methodological approach that would be followed, giving details of sampling strategy and data collection tools that would be used.