ARPHA Proceedings 4: 1065-1081, doi: 10.3897/ap.e4.e1065
Strategies for Shaping Student’s National and Cultural Identity in Teaching “Cross-Cultural Theory Introduction”
expand article infoLarisa G. Vikulova, Svetlana A. Gerasimova, Evgeniya F. Serebrennikova, Elina V. Nersesova
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This paper explains the didactic domain concept formed within the strategic matrix of the educational discourse related to teaching cross-cultural communication theory. It is stated that intercultural communication competenceis improved on certain strategies taking into account the organization of training in the light of the cognitive opposition "friend or other", acquiring a cross-cultural reflexive way of interaction, and further focus on value attitudes and participants’ dominance in the communication act. The authors share their experience of writing the manual which corresponds to the effective teaching techniques. The manual topically based on understanding national and cultural symbols in innovative polyphonic and polycode format, ingrained in media network, opts for analytical review and more precise study of theoretical methodology. The competency-based approach focuses on instrumental pragmatic approach to cross-cultural communication that is challenging, dialogic and creative. The article provides value- and practice-oriented outlook on the key strategies featured in the manual: assimilating information strategy (informative strategy); comparing two or more cultures reflexive strategy; valorization of native and foreign cultures strategy.
didactic domain, manual, cultural identity, teaching strategies