Enculturating perspective taking across cultures: Academic discussion as a cross-cultural competence skill

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Abstract

The ability to engage in vigorous academic discussion is not only an intellectual skill. If combined with a mindset of perspective-taking and mindful elicitation of others’ views, it can also be a cultural competence skill. Using the example of a cross-cultural communication course, we describe a set of activities that encourage students of different cultural backgrounds to collaboratively and equally engage in academic discussion. These activities can help inculcate a new classroom culture, train students in skills and knowledge about how to engage in discussion, and provide plenty of practice in small-group discussions with diverse classmates. Copyright © 2021 by their respective authors. This collection of essays and chapters as a compendium is Copyright © 2021 Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIncorporating diversity in classroom settings: Real and engaging examples for various psychology courses
EditorsMaria S. WONG, Lauri WEINER, Jessica CERNIAK, Lydia T. S. YEE
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherSociety for the Teaching of Psychology
Pages76-82
VolumeI
ISBN (Print)9781941804629
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Buchtel, E. E., & Lu, J. (2021). Enculturating perspective taking across cultures: Academic discussion as a cross-cultural competence skill. In M. S. Wong, L. Weiner, J. Cerniak, & L. T. S. Yee (Eds.), Incorporating diversity in classroom settings: Real and engaging examples for various psychology courses (Vol. I, pp. 76-82). United States: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

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