Publication Date

2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Susan Barduhn

Abstract

In this paper I will use a process of rigorous reflection to explore the design and implementation of a cross-cultural simulation workshop as a means of developing intercultural sensitivity among Korean public school English teachers in Daegu, South Korea. After introducing the workshop design I will describe in detail my experience of delivering the workshop. I will overlay Milton J. Bennett’s model for developing intercultural sensitivity (1993) with participant reflections as a means of grounding theory to practice and exploring whether or not participants were able to demonstrate observable movement within Bennett’s model. I will then highlight some possible modifications to my workshop design for trainers working with the development of intercultural sensitivity. Finally, I will look at the value of using rigorous reflection as a means of demystifying our work as teachers and teacher trainers.

Disciplines

Applied Linguistics | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development