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A Blended Learning Practice of "Flipped Classroom" Mode in Intercultural Communication Course

Yanlan Shi

Abstract—This article explores the flipped classroom models in the intercultural communication course developed by educators and students for online learning. Educators adapt to a mixed teaching method combining online and face to face teaching, creating a blended learning environment. Due to the special features of online learning, the key to effective education lies in the focus on students rather than educators while designing the curriculum. In order to improve students' intercultural capabilities, educators use the case analysis method to help students cultivate real-life intercultural communication skills. After looking into students’ feedback, we designed a practical and effective teaching plan involving teaching objectives, teaching content, and teaching methods. We guide students to participate in the whole experience process of analyzing real cases and solving problems. The "Performance Culture Approach" method is introduced to students, and students are encouraged to bring actual problems they encountered into the classroom to study. Through the analysis and discussion of real cases, students can find a feasible solution to the problem, so as to avoid communication barriers and successfully conduct intercultural communication.

Index Terms—Blended learning, active learning, online learning, flipped classroom, intercultural communication course, performance culture approach.

Yanlan Shi is with Chinese Collage, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China (e-mail: shiyanlan@blcu.edu.cn).

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
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