How to Boost Critical Thinking in Intecultural Communication Course

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ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана»
The article addresses the issue of developing students’ critical thinking skills as an effective way of dealing with stereotypes arising in intercultural communication. These skills constitute an integral component of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), which is the result of merging communicative and intercultural competences and recognized as a key goal in foreign language teaching. The article gives an overview of critical thinking skills, describes their standards and founds that these skills are instrumental in overcoming cultural stereotypes. Based on our teaching experience, we suggest some activities for developing critical thinking skills in the Intercultural communication course. The activities are aimed at reducing and preventing stereotypes, or overgeneralizations, which often lead to misunderstanding and distorted perceptions of other cultures as well as students’ own culture.
intercultural communicative competence, critical thinking skills, stereotypes
Korol O. Y. How to Boost Critical Thinking in Intecultural Communication Course [Електронний ресурс] / Korol O. Y. // Стратегії міжкультурної комунікації в мовній освіті сучасних університетів : зб. матеріалів VІII Міжнар. наук. конф., м. Київ (21 квіт. 2022 р.) / М-во освіти і науки України, ДВНЗ «Київ. нац. екон. ун-т ім. В. Гетьмана» ; [редкол.: М.М. Гавриш (голова) та ін.]. – Електрон. текст. дані. – Київ : КНЕУ, 2022. – С. 116–121. – Назва з титул. екрану.