A1 Journal article (refereed)
Being a good neighbour : developing intercultural understanding through critical dialogue between an Australian and Finnish cross-case study (2020)


Lobytsyna, Maria; Moate, Josephine; Moloney, Robyn (2020). Being a good neighbour : developing intercultural understanding through critical dialogue between an Australian and Finnish cross-case study. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20 (6), 621-636. DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2020.1810258


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All authors or editors: Lobytsyna, Maria; Moate, Josephine; Moloney, Robyn

Journal or series: Language and Intercultural Communication

ISSN: 1470-8477

eISSN: 1747-759X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 20

Issue number: 6

Pages range: 621-636

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2020.1810258

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Abstract

Language educators in Australia and Finland are expected to foster intercultural understanding within foreign language education. This paper presents findings from a qualitative case study focusing on theoretical and practical intercultural understanding in secondary school language education. The data for this study includes lesson observations as well as student and teachers interviews collected in two secondary schools in Australia and Finland. The findings demonstrate the complex resources teachers and students draw on to develop and share intercultural understanding. The discussion addresses the value of different perspectives and the need for a new metaphor to conceptualise intercultural understanding.


Keywords: language teaching; language teachers; foreign languages; interculturalism; intercultural communication; cultural competence

Free keywords: intercultural understanding; being a neighbour; foreign language education; critical intercultural dialogue; intercultural pedagogy


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