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Reflections on the co-construction of an interpretive approach to interculturality for higher education in China

Holmes, Prue; Ganassin, Sara; Li, Song

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Sara Ganassin

Song Li



Abstract

The inclusion of intercultural communication and intercultural competence in English language education in Chinese Higher Education is now firmly established in the ‘National Standards’ (2020). In a post-project reflection, we explore the opportunities and challenges in co-constructing an interpretive (non-essentialist) approach to interculturality and the emergent pedagogic framework (theory, methodology, teaching materials) within a Chinese-European research project. While partners shared an enthusiasm to make the project successful, power relations, academic and professional expertise, and certain theoretical and methodological preferences challenged the co-construction of the framework. Thus, our reflections highlight tensions, challenges, and lessons learned which will inform future international collaborations.

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Holmes, P., Ganassin, S., & Li, S. (2022). Reflections on the co-construction of an interpretive approach to interculturality for higher education in China. Language and Intercultural Communication, 22(5), 503-518. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2022.2114491

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Sep 8, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Oct 21, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 24, 2022
Journal Language and Intercultural Communication
Print ISSN 1470-8477
Electronic ISSN 1747-759X
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 5
Pages 503-518
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2022.2114491

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