Do students value intercultural group work? The effects of perceived value in diversity on intercultural interactions

W Li*, Sabine Otten, Indira S. E. van der Zande, Robert Coelen

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To understand under what conditions intercultural group work (IGW) leads to more intercultural interactions, a survey was conducted among local students (n = 80) and international students (n = 153) in Dutch universities. In this study, students were more inclined to engage in intercultural interactions when they perceived that working with culturally diverse others prepared them to work and live in a diverse setting. The positive association was strengthened when students perceived that diversity, in terms of nationality within their work group, was also beneficial for accomplishing their group task. The findings demonstrate the significance of students’ perceptions of IGW, including the perceived general value for personal development and intellectual benefits related to specific tasks. This implies that institutions and teachers could be made responsible for engaging with innovative educational methods to address and incorporate student diversity into curriculum.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)412-425
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Volume60
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
Vroegere onlinedatum21-feb.-2023
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2023

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