Exploring Changes in Worldview Orientations and Perspective Consciousness: Lived Intercultural Experiences on Overseas Youth Expeditions
thesisposted on 2021-07-02, 05:30 authored by JADE HAILEY WARNER-BENEDETTI
Very little is known about how intercultural phenomena are experienced and understood. Within the context of Overseas Youth Expeditions, this project asked ‘What is the experience of developing worldview orientations and perspective consciousness through overseas youth expeditions?’ Using poetry, imagery, and tangible objects, alongside academic writing, this study pushed the current boundaries of intercultural theory, revealing some of the dimensions of intercultural experience that are felt. Insights into participants’ experiences were presented through sharing stories revolving around the broad themes of connectedness and values. The outcomes of the study highlighted three themes; educational, experiential and expeditionary, which facilitate intercultural sensitivity.