Intercultural Communication in Education
This course aims to understand the theory and practice of intercultural communication in education for undergraduate students. This course handles micro to macro-level issues of intercultural communication in education, and students deeply learn the intercultural perspective in personal to social context. In the first part, students acquire intercultural insights such as values, identities, and norms. In the second part, students will be able to apply these insights in real-world educational phenomena.
By the conclusion of this course, students will have learned the following:
• Awareness of having analytical intercultural insights and applied skills
• Awareness of personal development through intercultural contact
• A self-confidence to increase intercultural competence in education
• A critical understanding of intercultural perspectives for advanced academic research
• Independent academic skills with group work skills in the intercultural co-learning
The course consists of both lectures and seminars. During lectures, this course expects students to learn the basic ideas and theories of intercultural communication in education. During seminars, this course expects students to apply these ideas and theories in real social contexts and issues. In both lectures and seminars, active participation with other students in the class is crucial. Group presentation enables students to work in the intercultural context, and the final paper enables them to have scholarly writing ability. Additionally, this course provides additional materials to acquire those independent academic skills. Therefore, this course is suitable for undergraduate students who want to study in intercultural contexts as well as those who will study abroad soon.
Topics to be covered:(Tentative)
・Intercultural communication: research, epistemology, framework, method, selected theme
・Cultural value pattern
・Verbal communication, non-verbal communication
・Developing an intimate intercultural relationship
・Cultural and ethnic identities
・Diversity and inclusion, corporate culture by IKEA
・Stereotype, prejudice, discrimination
・Intercultural contact, culture shock, intercultural adjustment
UNESCO, U.N.E., Scientific and Cultural Organization (2006). UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Education. Paris, France: Section of Education for Peace and Human Rights.
This course provides additional necessary materials depending on the theme.
Group discussion 10%
Group presentation: 30%
Reflection paper (500 word): 10%
Final paper (2,000 word): 50%
The passing score is more than 60% out of 100%.
This course offers in English for Japanese students, International students, NUPACE, and G30 students.