It’s common knowledge that today’s education is becoming more open and easily accessible; consequently, it is not limited by the boundaries of countries and regions. Moreover, online communication allows the educational processes to transpire irrespective of the territorial boundaries: not only the number of students is growing, but also their cultural identities are becoming more diverse. Nowadays are facing new problems caused by different world views, specific types of educational discourse, various information processing strategies etc. This book describes the prerequisites for development in the area of crosscultural didactics. This approach is based on research studies of differences between mentalities, ways of working with educational information, culturally-specific teaching methods and teaching techniques that determine differentiated approaches to the choice of multimedia technologies in education system. Cross-cultural multimedia didactics may be viewed as a combination of cultural, psychological and pedagogical aspects, of culture specific pedagogical discourse, unique features of ergonomic design of educational resources, cognitive and pragmatic features and specific methods and forms of teaching and, therefore, is set to become one of the most important trends in contemporary education system.
This book will be of interest not only to professional, who work in modern cross-cultural education environment, but also to a wide range of readers interested in cross-cultural communication.
What can be done to improve East and West Bridges? What’s the role of interculturalists in East and West Bridging Building Capacity? How can we create training opportunity for interculturalists, thus to develop their East and West sensitivity, and consequently the knowledge and competence that can be for them useful to increase East and West reciprocal worldview’s understanding, and to forge intercultural dialogue and cooperation?
These were the questions that inspired the organization of East & west Conference, that for the first time put together SIETAR Russia and SIETAR Europa members, and that took place from 26th to 28th of October 2018 at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Puskin, Russia (nearby St. Petersburg).
\East & West 2018 event intended to create a cross-boarders learning space, where SIETAR members, from the fresh establish SIETAR Russia, and from the old established SIETAR Europa members, could meet openly and learn from each other, from each other’s culture, and from each other’s cultural perspectives. And this is what happened.
The global transformations stimulate the development of the new generation of the cross-cultural communications
This book dwells on the studies carried out to delve into the specifics of educational communication in a multicultural environment. Nowadays educators are facing new problems caused by different world views, specific types of educational discourse, various information processing strategies etc. This book describes an attempt to study explain systematicallya number of facts and processes, which are planned to lay basis for cross-cultural didactics