The KSU country-study program ("Year of Peru") forms the backdrop to this descriptive case study. German and Spanish faculty explored the research question: "How does intercultural inquiry anchored in discipline-based methodology help advance intercultural competence in undergraduate learners?" According to national standards, students attain learning outcomes, for example, by examining cultural "products" (e.g. balconies), in connection with cultural practices and perspectives (ACTFL, 2006). In studying "products" of different countries (e.g. Peruvian and German balconies) and by engaging in level-appropriate intercultural inquiry, learners develop knowledge, ski lls, and dispositions- key components in advancing intercultural competence.
Smith, Sabine H. and Bley, Miriam
"Streets in the Sky: The Balconies of Lima and the Road to Intercultural Competence,"
Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective:
2, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/vol7/iss2/11