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Critical intercultural engagement for teachers - Dr Phiona Stanley

UNSW School of Education

Thursday, 1 November 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

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Area of Interest: Education - Critical intercultural engagement for teachers

The notion of ‘cultural’ identity will be interrogated and various ways of looking at culture will be discussed. Models of culture that seek to establish hard-and-fast rules or fixities will be critiqued, with a more critical, discursive, and intersectional models suggested as more useful in understanding and enabling intercultural encounters including those between teachers and students, and among students fro diverse backgrounds.

The day is divided into content delivery segments and task-based, workshop components in which teachers will work together to share practice. Together the sessions aim to build teachers’ skills in identifying, analysing, and solving a range of related intercultural problems of the type commonly encountered in educational settings.

Getting well beyond national stereotypes, this professional learning event aims to dig deeper into ‘what is going on’ at an inter/cultural level, so as to enable participants to unpack and solve problems for themselves. There will be time for teachers to apply and test ideas for their own contexts, and feedback will focus on common intercultural problems affecting teachers and students. These include, for example, some students’ silence when faced with open-class teacher questions, and some teachers’ and (some students’) culture boundedness in both language and references. These and other problems will be examined in detail, with solutions suggested and workshopped.

Presenter: Dr Phiona Stanley

Dr Phiona Stanley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education. Her research and teaching is in language education and intercultural competence, and she has published books on intercultural competence in settings including Western teachers working with Chinese students and backpacker tourists learning Spanish in Latin America. Dr Stanley’s background is in English language teaching and she has worked in Peru, Poland, the UK, China, and Qatar. She has been a CELTA trainer, an Editor at Oxford University Press, an academic manager, and an examiner for the University of Cambridge. She has taught on professional development courses for teachers in Australia since 2004.


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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone: 02 9385 1972

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UNSW Australia - Room 119, Level 1 John Goodsell Building
High Street
Sydney, NSW 2052

Thursday, 1 November 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

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UNSW School of Education

The UNSW School of Education specialises in educational research and teacher education at the pre-service and in-service levels, with a particular focus on secondary and higher education contexts. It has more than 1800 students, including over 100 higher degree students, and nearly 135 academic, administrative and school-based staff from all around the world. For a list of other upcoming Professional Learning events see here.

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