7月4日讲座:The PEER Project – Building Intercultural Competence through (Intercultural) Encounters

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英语学院学术论坛系列
SEIS Academic Forum Series (NO. 653)
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Forum on Intercultural Studies
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Lecture & Workshop
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“The PEER Project – Building Intercultural Competence through (Intercultural) Encounters”
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Speaker: Prof. Prue Holmes
Time:   14:00-16:00
Date: July 4, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Academic Lecture Hall, Third Floor, BFSU Library
Language:  English

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About the Lecturer
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Prof. Prue Holmes is Reader and Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Education, Durham University. She is also Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland, and Guest Professor, Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China. She researches, teaches, and supervises graduate students in intercultural and international education, and languages and intercultural communication. Prue is a co-investigator on the project “Researching multilingually at the borders of language, the body, law and the state” (AH/L006936/1), on the Jean Monnet network project “European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism” (EUROMEC), and she was co-investigator on the European project “Intercultural Educational Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers”.  She chairs the International Association of Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) and convenes the annual CULTNET conference at Durham University.
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Abstract:
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Teachers of language and intercultural communication are often looking for activities that invite students to learn about how to communicate with others. This autoethnographic project draws on the PEER (P-prepare, E-engage, E-evaluate, R-reflect) approach, Byram’s theory of intercultural communicative competence, and non-essentialist approaches to intercultural communication. In the lecture Prof. Holmes will present to teachers a project-style activity that develops students’ own intercultural competence. Students are required to engage in a series of four or five sustained (intercultural) encounters and reflect on how they communicated (interculturally) with that other person. As part of the assignment (which can be assessed), students are encouraged to analyze processes of “othering”, prejudice, stereotyping/essentialising, and challenge their assumptions they hold of themselves and their “cultural other” through such encounters.

There are a required reading article (a publication of the project) and a project description for the attendees of this workshop. Those who wish to attend please send emails to Holmes_lecture@163.com to get the materials. Attendees are expected to read the article beforehand and bring the project description to the workshop.