Michael Byram, & Martyn Barrett, Julia Ipgrave, Robert Jackson, María del Carmen, Méndez García (2009). Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters – Concepts for Discussion. Alsace: Council of Europe.
The following definitions and questions have been formulated to encourage young people (in the final years of school education or early years of higher education) to engage with key concepts related to culture, identity and cultural interaction. They are designed to introduce students to the terminology of cultural discourse, to enable students to make connections between these concepts, the societies in which they live and their own lives, and so support their development as intercultural learners. The questions provide stimulus for group discussions. Facilitators of these discussions may wish to familiarise themselves with the fuller descriptions of the concepts in the longer concept paper, ‘Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters: Context, Concepts and Theories’, before the session, or to direct their students towards this fuller version after the discussion to consolidate and extend their learning.