Grounding Theory In Practice: A Reflection On Designing And Delivering A Workshop On Intercultural Sensitivity For Korean Public School English Teachers
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
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.
Applied Linguistics | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development
Giddens, Kevin, "Grounding Theory In Practice: A Reflection On Designing And Delivering A Workshop On Intercultural Sensitivity For Korean Public School English Teachers" (2010). MA TESOL Collection. 489.
Applied Linguistics Commons, Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Curriculum and Instruction Commons, First and Second Language Acquisition Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons