Journeys of Learning: insights into intercultural adaptation
If intercultural adaptation is anything other than accidental or unconscious then it must involve learning. Thus learning about other cultures, about one’s own culture, about identities and communication, and about likely or actual processes of adaptation and transformation is arguably at the heart of intercultural adaptation. Intercultural adaptation is thus commonly mediated by learning, whether this is in classrooms, training centres, business seminars or in informal social contacts.
Citation:Cortazzi, M. and Jin, L. (2012) Journeys of Learning: insights into intercultural adaptation. In: X. Dai and S. J. Kulich (eds.) Intercultural Adaptation (I) Theoretical Explorations and Empirical Studies. Shanghai:Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press. pp.399-420
Research Group:Centre for Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning (CIRCL)