Intercultural Education and Digital Literacy in Second/Foreign Language

Course Information
TitleΔιαπολιτισμική Εκπαίδευση και Ψηφιακός Γραμματισμός στην Δεύτερη / Ξένη Γλώσσα / Intercultural Education and Digital Literacy in Second/Foreign Language
CodeΕΚΠ 514
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600016535


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glṓssa, Logotechnía kai PSīfiaká Mésa stīn EkpaídeusīElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to: 1. identify the characteristics of multicultural societies, the dimensions of identity 2. use creatively in their class the concepts of identity, culture, diversity and multiculturalism a 3. successfully manage a multilingual / multicultural class by using the appropriate pedagogical and didactic strategies. 4. contribute to the prevention of xenophobic and racist perceptions, attitudes and attitudes in the school, but also wider society. 5. get familiar with the content and understanding of the development frameworks of digital literacy and its role in foreign language. 6. get training in the design and evaluation of teaching activities and interventions for the development of digital literacy of EFL learners.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course analyzes the central features and the pedagogical dimensions of modern multiculturalism while presenting models of diversity management at school. It aims at avoiding exclusion mechanisms for people with different socio-cultural backgrounds. The course also discusses the concept and characteristics of digital literacy as the practical approach to the teaching of knowledge and skills related to digital literacy in the foreign language.
society, school, culture, digital λιτεραψυ
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Banks J., (2000). Cultural Diversity and Education, Allyn and Bacon, Boston. • Coelho, E., E. Τρέσσου, & Σ. Μητακίδου, επιμ., (2007). Διδασκαλία και μάθηση στα πολυπολιτισμικά σχολεία. Επίκεντρο: Αθήνα (Πρωτότυπη δουλειά εκδόθηκε το 1998) • Cummins, J., (2002). Ταυτότητες υπό διαπραγμάτευση. Αθήνα: Gutenberg • Modgil S. (1986) Multicultural education: the interminable debate, Falmer Press: Michigan • Δαμανάκης M., (επιμέλεια), (1997). Η εκπαίδευση των παλιννοστούντων και αλλοδαπών μαθητών στην Ελλάδα. Gutenberg: Αθήνα. • Μάρκου Γεώργιος, (1995). Εισαγωγή στη Διαπολιτισμική Εκπαίδευση. Τόμος 1. Αθήνα (αυτοέκδοση). • Gui, M. & Argentin, G. (2011). Digital skills of internet natives: Different forms of digital literacy in a random sample of northern Italian high school students, New Media & Society. Volume 13 Issue 6 • Meurant, R.C.(2008) The key importance of L2 digital literacy to Korean EFL pedagogy: Collegestudents use L2 English to make campus video guides with their cell phone videocams, and to view and respond to their videos on an L2 English language social networking site. IJHIT: The International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology, SERSC 1(1),65–72 • Warschauer, M. (2004) Technological change and the future of CALL. In: Fotos, S., Brown, C.(eds.) New Perspectives on CALL for Second and Foreign Language Classrooms, pp.15–25. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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