2012 | 4(40) | 3 | 121-142
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Floating on the Dead Sea: Constructing Knowledge in a Cross-Cultural Project

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Unoszenie się na Morzu Martwym: konstruowanie wiedzy w projekcie międzykulturowym
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In this article constructivist theory is used to examine a cross-cultural project that 5th grade students in the US and in Israel participated in during one academic year, focusing on the participants from school in the U.S. Although the teacher attempted to create a broad enrichment experience for the students, this project fell short of the goal of being an in-depth learning activity about another society and culture in order to promote tolerance. Using mixed method research methodology this study examines teacher and student experiences and perceptions to determine what the students learned from the experience and how student learning could have been facilitated at a deeper level.
Artykuł analizuje doświadczenie komunikacji międzykulturowej, w którą byli zaangażowani uczniowie piątej klasy szkoły podstawowej w Stanach Zjednoczonych i w Izraelu w ciągu jednego roku szkolnego. Tekst prezentuje perspektywę doświadczeń i spostrzeżeń uczniów amerykańskich. Mimo że amerykański nauczyciel próbował stworzyć szansę szerokiego doświadczenia innej kultury dla uczniów, projekt zakończył się niepowodzeniem w realizacji komunikacji międzykulturowej promującej tolerancję. Artykuł analizuje sposób patrzenia nauczyciela i uczniów na inną kulturę, w celu określenia, czego amerykańscy studenci nauczyli się poprzez to doświadczenie, oraz próby udzielenia odpowiedzi na pytanie o to, jak stworzyć więcej możliwości interakcji, aby ułatwić uczniom naukę głębszego zrozumienia innej kultury.
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