Fall 2019 - EDUC 370 E100

International and Intercultural Education (4)

Class Number: 5824

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    EDB 7600, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Completion of at least 60 units, including 3 units in Education.



Practical and theoretical approaches to international and intercultural education, including examinations of the relationships between culture, learning and schooling, and contemporary issues in teacher education from an international perspective.


International and intercultural education are terms that are increasingly used across our society - by educators, but also by policymakers and educational stakeholders. But these are not simple terms. Built into them are assumptions about schools and their role in the world; hopes about the ability of education to bridge divisions in our society; and the aspirations of both educators and students. This course will attempt to unpack some of these ideas, and will invite students to collectively explore the underlying notions that shape discussions of international and intercultural education.

Practically, the course will be a mix of formats, including lectures, seminar-style discussions, and small group work. We will do readings, but will also examine and discuss other sources, including videos, visual media, and our own experiences. Students will be expected to attend all classes, to participate in class and group discussions, and to complete assignments depending on the grade they wish to earn. A detailed syllabus will be provided on the first day of class.


  • To examine the roots of ideas of international and intercultural education, and their contemporary manifestations;
  • To develop in students a critical engagement with international and intercultural education, to examine the unspoken assumptions within these terms;
  • To develop the skills to engage critically with educational concepts, including close reading, policy analysis, and argumentation.


  • Class Participation 20%
  • Group Presentation and Discussion Leadership 10%
  • 1 Critical Response to Course Content 20%
  • 1 Intercultural Education Reflection 20%
  • Final project: Students will either write an academic paper; develop a curriculum plan and rationale; or write a policy analysis 30%


There is no final exam for this course.

Details on assignments will be provided in the first class as part of the detailed syllabus.



Carl E. James, Seeing Ourselves: Exploring race, ethnicity and culture, 4th Edition. Toronto: Thompson Education Publishing, 2010.
ISBN: 9781550771718

All other readings will be available on Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

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