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    Überlegungen zur Evaluierung interkultureller Kompetenz im Fremdsprachenunterrich

    Witte, Arnd (2013) Überlegungen zur Evaluierung interkultureller Kompetenz im Fremdsprachenunterrich. Entwicklungslinien. Standpunkte der Fremdsprachenlehrforschung, 42 (1). pp. 107-120.

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    Intercultural competence is a complex yet vague construct entailing highly subjective notions of disposition, intention, motive and personal identity, thus making it extremely difficult to evaluate in the foreign language learning process. In this article, it is argued that a comprehensive evaluation of intercultural competence is neither necessary nor possible in the institutional school framework because the cognitive-instructive demands of the institution interfere with a genuine interest in developing highly subjective intercultural constructs. In this context, existing evaluation-instruments such as critical incidents are sufficient to fulfil the summative measurement of progress. By contrast, the social- constructivist approach suggests that instruction and evaluation should be combined in order to support subjective learning efforts. Forms of dynamic assessment try to support the learner in his/her own subjective efforts at intercultural construction by means of cultural simulation games, reflexive diaries, interviews, etc. Whereas the subjective-developmental approach is difficult to implement in schools, some of its procedures could be applied in order to stimulate the subjective development of intercultural spaces.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Intercultural competence; interkultureller Kompetenz; foreign language learning;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 7678
    Depositing User: Dr. Arnd Witte
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 16:10
    Journal or Publication Title: Entwicklungslinien. Standpunkte der Fremdsprachenlehrforschung
    Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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