PILOTING THE INTERCULTURAL DIMENSION IN THE UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM FOR FUTURE TEACHERS FROM USM

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The promotion and development of intercultural competence in the initial training of teachers continues, including in pedagogical disciplines.

Thus, Mrs. Dr., associate professor Ludmila DARII, within the course of Professional Ethics at the Faculties: Psychology, Education Sciences, Sociology and Social Work, Biology and Pedology, Physics and Engineering, with over 40 students, interactively covered several contents, most of the topics being placed on Moodle platform.

Among the successes, Ms. Darii pointed out: the involvement of students from all groups in training activities, which boosted communication between them, helping to increase understanding of the importance of interculturality in their socio-professional and academic integration. The level of intercultural competence of students was assessed at the initial and final stage of piloting: understanding the notion of interculturality; the importance of interculturality in socio-professional and academic integration; the degree of development of interculturality in students evaluated in relation to the following indicators: a) to communicate with representatives of other ethnic groups; b) to study more literature about the culture of other ethnic groups; c) to get involved in intercultural events and activities; d) to show respect for the cultural values ​​of the local ethnic groups; e) to find understanding in different ethnic groups; f) to feel, unconditionally, an integral part of an ethnic group, etc.). The respondents showed activism in the learning process, which motivated the development of intercultural skills, in relation to the targeted indicators. The analysis of the piloting results allows us to conclude that the impact of the project “Promotion and development of intercultural education in the initial training of teachers” in the university is positive.

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