The sharing approach to teaching cross-cultural understanding: evidence from university students’ perspective

Basori, Basori ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2432-7115, Maharany, Elva Riezky and Rofiki, Imam (2023) The sharing approach to teaching cross-cultural understanding: evidence from university students’ perspective. Tadris: Jurnal Keguruan dan Ilmu Tarbiyah, 8 (1). pp. 137-148. ISSN 2579-7964, 2301-7562

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Abstract

In the current global era, there is a distinct need for cross-cultural understanding (CCU) instruction. This study endeavored to explore participants' perspectives following the completion of a course designed to enhance students' CCU knowledge and appreciation for diversity through a sharing approach. Data were collected via questionnaires and reflection reports, which were distributed to university students through Google Forms. Utilizing an explanatory sequential design, the study involved 18 university students enrolled in the Nusantara Module. The findings indicated a positive acceptance of the sharing approach among the students. Furthermore, the students revealed that their sense of nationalism remained intact despite exposure to different cultures. These results have several implications, including a promising direction for the development of more effective CCU courses and the potential of educational programs to augment global understanding without undermining national identity. Nevertheless, further research is needed to validate these findings across diverse settings and demographics. Future studies may also explore the long-term effects of the sharing approach on students' attitudes towards cultural diversity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: cross-cultural understanding; perspectives; sharing approach
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: basori basori
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2023 08:17

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