Hvad er interkulturel kompetence?

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  • Lærerstuderende 2. år
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  • Læreruddannelsen Odense
  • 2004
  • 06-10-2004

Eksamensopgave, Undervisningsforløb: Hvad er interkulturel kompetence?

Opgaven indeholder bl.a en diskussion om, hvad interkulturel kompetence er, hvad det vil sige at undervise i kulturelle anliggender samt et bud på hvordan et konkret undervisningsforløb kunne se ud.

Her er et eksempel på hvordan noget af opgaven lyder:
Before we discuss why and how we should teach intercultural competence, it is essential to explain the term culture teaching and how to access it. To clarify, we have chosen to take the stand defined by Karen Risager. She divides culture teaching into three parts: knowledge, attitudes and behavior.
This division of culture teaching makes it much easier to understand what culture con-tains. However it needs to be said that the three characteristics are depending on each other, and that there is a progression between them.

We have chosen to work with intercultural competence because globalization tie cultures together in closer relations. It is fundamental to teach students about cultural differ-ences and similarities in order to overcome misunderstandings between cultures. Teach-ers intend to open up students minds towards other cultures by supplying them with knowledge, in order can bring down barriers between our cultures. Before we began studying cultural understanding, we were not aware of how much it contains. Since then our horizons have been expanded.

Jeg håber at nogen kan få glæde af denne opgave og få ideer til hvordan en sådan opgave kan se ud.


1 Introduction 2
2 What is culture teaching? 2
3 Why intercultural competence (ic)? 3
4 The study trip to london 4
4.1 Stage one (before going to london): 4
4.2 Stage two (during the stay in london): 6
4.3 Stage three (after the stay): 6
5 Conclusion 7
6 Literature 8


1 Introduction
We have a ninth grade, which is going on a study trip in the spring. In cooperation with the students we have chosen London, partly because it is not so expensive and is rather easy to get there, and partly because London offers an exceptional opportunity to teach about culture. London is a melting pot of different nationalities and is a good example of how different cultures work together. In the following we intend to explain why we think culture teaching is important, backed up by several theorists. For all purposes we will later on present our ideas on how such a trip can be arranged.


Until recently the teacher could decide how much and the kind of culture teaching (s)he would bring into the classroom. But today it is an important part of Joint Aims (J.A) , and mandatory in the curriculum. However the teacher still has to decide what is important to teach. Teachers are aware of the opportunities to educate in other than general background knowledge of the L2 country. There have been growing political interests in education because information and communication are a necessary part of the global world today.

Some might claim that culture teaching is especially important in English, due to the fact that English is used as a lingua franca. It is without a doubt the number one international language of communication. And we cannot ignore the fact that English affects the students every day, weather from music, movies, or computer games etc. Most teachers know that it is not enough to know and understand the grammatical system when students learn a language , as knowing a language to its fullest is also knowing the culture.


We believe that intercultural competence develops the quality of how we choose to oblige a foreign culture, its traditions, social problems etc. Not only does it contain pragmatic areas, such as how to behave in the right context, it also includes a basic ground of our personality; how we understand and face the strangeness. This means developing the students towards achieving a critical sense when they put their individual and the L2 country's values in perspective. Our teaching must lead the students towards an openness and a tolerance of stereotypes so that they can clarify attitudes for them selves and others, when they decide to reject or accept this strangeness.
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