Kva er interkulturell kommunikasjon?
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Original versionSYNAPS - A Journal of Professional Communication 17(2005) pp.35-47
The new and challenging field of intercultural communication is today taught in institutions of higher education in Norway by teachers having a wide variety of backgrounds, including language teachers, priests and anthropologists. Since Norwegian universities do not offer a higher degree in this specific field, it is left up to the individual teacher to find relevant information concerning the subject field, its history and research paradigms. There is also the issue of why and how it should be taught, which can be both a challenging and time-consuming task. This article attempts to assist these busy teachers by giving them a general overview of the field's history, its main contributors, relevant terminology and content. The article also includes a discussion of teaching aims and teaching methods, and warns against focusing purely on subject content and skills without developing the students’ attitudes and sensitivity towards cultural differences.
This article is in Norwegian.