Students frame, analyze, and synthesize information as well as negotiate meaning across language and culture in order to explore problems and issues from their own and different perspectives.

Goals

  • Students exercise sound reasoning in understanding.
  • Students make complex choices and decisions.
  • Students understand the interconnections among systems.
  • Students identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions.
  • Students frame, analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems and answer questions.

Activities and Resources


Below are three tables that contain pages of activities and resources submitted by ISE staff and world language educators who have traveled abroad with students. The activities and resources listed in each table support the 21st century skill on this page in the context of a program abroad. Each table contains links to the activity that will support your student's skill building before you go on the program, while you are abroad and when you get back. Click on the name of the activity in the chart and you will go to that activity. You will be able to navigate back to any of the skills at any time using the navigation pane.

1. Before you go

Activity/Resource
Summary
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Role Plays
Students can practice using the target language while they negotiate meaning across culture.
ISE,
Stephanie Schuette
Any
Teaching Foreign Languages K - 12
Video resource that includes lessons for students to practice communication and
concepts of culture, comparisons, and connections.
ISE, Source: The Annenberg Foundation
Any




Latin America environmental and cultural issues
Students better understand some of the environmental and cultural issues in Latin America before they go there.
Kara Jacobs
Spanish









2. While you are abroad

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3. When you get back

Activity/Resource
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