Exploring Neighbourness and Intercultural Challenges in Higher Education: Views of Teachers and Students

Muhammet Demirbilek*, Ilona Iloven, Karlis Valtins, Maura Di Mauro, Stephen Bernardes, Idongesit Williams

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Abstract

The need for neighbourness and Intercultural competences in Higher Education Institutions is ascending. This is because in recent times, there has been an increase in multicultural classrooms driven by globalization and the growth in global Internet connectivity. Globalization has enabled increased human
mobility across physical national and cultural boundaries; while Internet connectivity has enabled virtual contact, interactions, and collaborations between persons from different cultures. Physical mobility, specifically for study abroad, results in physical multicultural classrooms. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview into the relevance of neighbourness in a multicultural classroom and challenges in a classroom that denotes the absence of neighbourness. The challenges are inspired and extracted from one-on-one Interviews with Higher Education Institution (HEI) teachers and foreign students from Finland, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Latvia and Turkey. Twenty people were interviewed. In the multicultural classrooms, six different challenges were identified as a result of analyzing the interview data. Those are language barriers, misunderstanding of cultural dispositions towards others, asymmetric communication, differences in cultural behavioral norms governing interactions, different styles of learning and problem with the familiarization with technology
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of International Conference on Studies in Education and Social science. November 11-14, 2021, Antalya/Turkey
RedaktørerStephen Jackowicz, Omer Tayfur Ozturk
Antal sider11
ForlagISTES
Publikationsdatonov. 2021
Sider181-191
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-952092-25-1
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2021
BegivenhedInternational Conference on Studies in Education and Social Sciences (ICSES) 2021 - Antalya, Tyrkiet
Varighed: 11 nov. 202214 nov. 2022
https://www.2021.icses.net/

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KonferenceInternational Conference on Studies in Education and Social Sciences (ICSES) 2021
Land/OmrådeTyrkiet
ByAntalya
Periode11/11/202214/11/2022
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