Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Intercultural Communication (ICELAIC 2017)

Incorporating Critical Thinking in Cross-cultural Comparisons A Case Study of Teaching the Course a Guide to English-speaking Countries

Authors
Xiangyu Jiang, Xin Wang, Jiaxin Zou
Corresponding Author
Xiangyu Jiang
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icelaic-17.2017.7How to use a DOI?
Keywords
critical thinking; intercultural communication competence; general education
Abstract
Cultivating critical thinking (CT) and intercultural communication competence (ICC) currently has been put on the top agenda in English teaching and education. Effective and successful communication across cultures is established on the premise of CT and ICC as well since these two skills overlap to a certain extent [1]. This paper explores how to integrate the cultivation of CT and ICC in the course of A Guide to English-Speaking Countries via a series of teaching cases including video clips and factual matters. Through certain leading questions proposed by the teacher, students' elicited reflections as in-class compositions are collected and analyzed. The research provides some pedagogical indication for teaching similar English courses in the program of general education.
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