Crossing the intercultural borders into 3rd space culture(s): implications for teacher education in the twenty-first century

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Abstract

This article looks at a year-long network-based exchange between two groups of student-teachers in Spain and the USA, who were involved in various network-based collaborative activities as part of their teaching education. Their online interaction was facilitated through diverse communicative modes such as Skype, Moodle, Voicethread and Second Life (SL). It was found that the participants' interaction with their distanced partners varied according to the available communication modes as they constructed 'membership' identities in the virtual interaction. The analysis hints at the need to reconsider what 'intercultural' means within a 'third space'. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-337
JournalLanguage and Intercultural Communication
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

Keywords

  • intercultural awareness
  • intercultural communication
  • intercultural exchange
  • multiliteracies
  • multimodality
  • teacher education

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