Abstract: intercultural educational environment is a specific place for effective communication and collaboration, where it’s easier to overcome different prejudices and stereotypes of cultural, ethnic, religious, social, educational, physical nature. To establish adequate rules of conduct and meaningful relationships in the intercultural environment it is very important to know the peculiarities of people`s cognitive functioning – how they perceive, process, remember, think and use the received information outside. Another interesting question is how to optimize human’s cognitive functioning, and one possible way is the applicationof activeteaching methods in the intercultural educational environment. Using these methods people could construct knowledge for themselves, built on previous experience, on your own thoughts and reflections and both learn new things from other people.
Keywords: intercultural educational environment, interactive teaching methods, cognitive abilities, cognitive functioning.
Rhetoric and Communications Е-Journal, Issue 11, January 2014, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464