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Author Parks, Elinor, 1983- author.

Title Developing critical cultural awareness in modern languages : a comparative study of higher education in North America and the United Kingdom / Elinor Parks
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 257 pages)
Series Routledge research in language education
Routledge Research in Language Education.
Contents Problematising the separation between language and content in UK and US modern language degrees -- Language graduates with 'deep translingual and transcultural competence' -- Fostering criticality and Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) in higher education -- Exploring faculty and students' views on the ML curriculum and students' development of critical cultural awareness and criticality -- Observed differences and similarities between British and American universities -- Fostering criticality development -- The development of intercultural competence and critical cultural awareness -- Defining and contextualising two emerging new competencies : communicative criticality and savoir se reconnaître -- Towards a new understanding of language degrees and critical cultural awareness : implications for theory, research and practice
Summary "Drawing on a comparative empirical study conducted at UK and US universities, this text explores the relationship between language and culture whilst considering its implications for the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in higher education. Illustrating the need for a curriculum which fosters the development of intercultural competence and criticality, Parks reconceptualizes established models of Criticality (Barnett) and Intercultural Communicative Competence (Byram). Scholars interested in Intercultural Communication, Language Education and Applied Linguistics will be able to discuss the ways in which Modern Language programmes in higher education can be improved"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Elinor Parks completed her PhD at the University of Hull. She is currently Tutor of German at the University of York and the University of Manchester. Her research explores the complexity behind the separation between language and content in modern language degrees both in the UK and in the US. In particular, the research examines implications of the divide for students' development of criticality and intercultural competence
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 13, 2020)
Subject Cultural awareness.
Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Cross-cultural studies
Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Great Britain
Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
Multicultural education.
Cultural awareness.
Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Multicultural education.
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019044873
ISBN 0429341237