Stimulating reflection through engagement in social relationships

Kamakshi Rajagopal, Steven Verjans, Jan Van Bruggen, Peter Sloep

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    Abstract

    Reflection on one's own behaviour and practice is an important aspect of lifelong learning. However, such practice and the underlying assumed principles are often hidden from the learner's vision, and are therefore difficult to evaluate. Social interactions with others stimulate the learner to re-asses and reflect on the nature of the learner's own behaviour and practice, such as in professional networking contexts and intercultural encounters. This paper describes the prerequisites of learning from these interactions and the possibilities of technological support. It presents one approach to providing support for developing the required skills, with the example of the CEFcult tool, which supports intercultural communicative competence building.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2011

    Publication series

    SeriesCEUR Workshop Proceedings
    ISSN1613-0073

    Keywords

    • intercultural skillsCEFcult
    • reflection
    • learning
    • social interaction
    • communication
    • networking skills

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