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Seminar at Speech, Music and Hearing:

Preparing exchange students for their time abroad

Fred Dervin, Department of French, University of Turku, Finland


This seminar is based on ongoing research and pedagogical experimentation concerning international/exchange students and their daily lives abroad. The first part of the seminar looks at intercultural communication in hypermodernity and redefines the Person as well as concepts such as culture, identity and language learning. A presentation of the paradigm of strangeity versus assimilation ensues and opens up the discussion on international/exchange students and their time abroad. The concepts of peg-communities, vagabondage, solidification of identities (masks) - amongst others - will be presented as tools for exploring international/exchange students´ time abroad and for helping to move away from culturalist and determinist views on them. The seminar ends with short-term as well as long-term pedagogical initiatives which can help (incoming/outgoing) students and staff to better deal with intercultural communication in academic mobility.

This seminar is organized by the Unit for Language and Communication.

Philip Shaw

14:15 - 16:00
Thursday November 16, 2006

The seminar is held in Fantum.

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