Napredna pretraga

Pregled bibliografske jedinice broj: 741374

Foreign Language Teachers and the Intercultural Dimension in Primary Education


Breka, Olinka; Petravić; Ana
Foreign Language Teachers and the Intercultural Dimension in Primary Education // Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE) 2014 Conference: „Overcoming Fragmentation in Teacher Education Policy and Practice“ ;
Zagreb, 2014. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Foreign Language Teachers and the Intercultural Dimension in Primary Education

Autori
Breka, Olinka ; Petravić ; Ana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Skup
Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE) 2014 Conference: „Overcoming Fragmentation in Teacher Education Policy and Practice“ ;

Mjesto i datum
Zagreb, 15.-17. 5. 2014

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Foreign language learning and teaching; intercultural competence; foreign language and intercultural competence teacher; primary school education

Sažetak
Today the objective of foreign language (FL) learning is defined in terms of the acquisition of intercultural communicative competence rather than communicative competence only. This approach to FL learning has been developed in the European context with the aim of educating students for the 21st century world. To fulfil the requirements, FL teachers need to be willing to integrate intercultural competence (IC) teaching in FL education as well as acquire the adequate sociocultural knowledge and a range of skills and attitudes that will enable them to succesfully work towards the desired goal. The paper reports on a study into the possibility of developing IC in Croatian primary school (grades 1-8), which aimed to investigate into teachers' beliefs pertaining to IC acquisition in primary school and their self-concepts relating to the envisaged profile of the FL&IC teacher. The study involved 105 Croatian primary school teachers of English. It elicited teachers' beliefs about the objectives of FL education and culture teaching. Data was collected for teachers' perceptions of their own skills, knowledge as well as their pre- and in-service training and experiences, all with regard to their ability to promote the acquisition of IC in FL classroom. IC was identified as the second important objective of FL learning and teaching, communicative competence being the most important. Teachers' positive views of their own competences were evident as well as their willingness to incorporate IC into their teaching, although this willingness appeared to be conflicting with teachers' teaching practices. Certain deficiencies regarding their pre- and in-service training were pointed out by teachers. The study might prove to be useful to teacher educators designing teacher education and training programmes.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
227-2271168-0726 - Razvoj interkulturalne kompetencije u osnovnoškolskoj nastavi stranih jezika (Ana Petravić, )

Ustanove
Učiteljski fakultet, Zagreb