Reflections and Practices
This volume of thematic studies offers multifaceted interpretations of education for sustainable and solidary development (ESSD). It is a joint work of academics, teachers and researchers covering the domain of education from the perspective of economy, social sciences, language studies, communication and pedagogy. The authors propose a range of reflections and empirical studies which refer to: various means and methods for an effective teaching/learning process; transversal skills related to ESSD; and the importance of financial resources and quality assurance in education. The unitary and original endeavour of this volume establishes a common meeting point for devising up-to-date methods and practices across disciplines, with a view to supporting sustainable and solidary education.
A Study on the Intercultural Competence of a Group of International Students (Cristiana Teodorescu)
A Study on the Intercultural Competence of a Group of International Students
Abstract: This paper focuses on assessing the intercultural competence of an international group of students registered with the Master 2 programme initiated by Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Bureau Europe Centrale et Orientale. When working with an international group of students, the teacher is placed in the delicate position of overcoming cultural and academic differences and establishing a favourable study environment. The answers to the questionnaire proposed to students have shown the availability and intercultural openness of future language teachers, who are highly sensitive to the issues analysed, i.e. their maturity in terms of living together. The answers to the questionnaire are analytical, explanatory and well-substantiated, and they introduce us to a new generation of students who are very open, highly mobile and sensitive to intercultural challenges; according to them, this is the most certain way towards building a better world.
Keywords: interculturality, cultural diversity, shared value.
1. General framework
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