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Buči, Mateja. (2017). Mobility and Intercultural Learning. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Pedagogy. [mentor Hrvatić, Neven].

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to discover if student mobility contributes to intercultural learning and which factors are dominant in this process. Theory part shows main features of student mobility programme and its connection with concepts of interculturalism and intercultural learning. This qualitative research was conducted on a sample of twelve participants, six Slovak students and six Erasmus international students at Univesity of Žilina in Slovakia. The data was collected using semi-structured interviews. The results show that mobility stimulates students´ positive attitudes toward other cultures and influences development of intercultural competence and sensitivity. Also, cultural and linguistic diversity facilitate students´ intercultural learning. Results also have shown that intercultural experience prior to mobility does not facilitate intercultural learning during the period of mobility.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobility, intercultural learning, intercultural competence, cultural diversity, linguistic diversity
Subjects: Pedagogija
Departments: Department of Pedagogy
Supervisor: Hrvatić, Neven
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 08:15
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 08:15
URI: http://darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr/id/eprint/8897

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