TeachUNICEF TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards. The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation. Our mission is to support and create well-informed global citizens who understand interconnectedness, respect and value diversity, have the ability to challenge injustice and inequities and take action in personally meaningful ways. We hope that in providing engaging and academically rich materials that offer multiple voices, we can encourage the exploration of critical global issues while presenting opportunities to take action.
ICL Online Resources Today’s post is by Dr. Milton Bennett and has been reposted from the IDRInstitute blog with his permission. Visit www.idrinstitute.org for more information on Dr. Milton Bennett’s current projects. Following Dr. Bennett’s post are some ideas from the AFS perspective. Cultural Intelligence Center Many universities seek to enhance students’ intercultural capabilities so that they are better prepared to function effectively in today's highly diverse world. You can assess student's capabilities with the only evidence-based assessment of cultural intelligence (CQ). Growing numbers of faculty and administrators are using our CQ assessments to measure student's intercultural competencies.
wwf - Sustainable shopping tips The choices we make at the checkout can have a considerable impact on our sustainable future. Showing retailers and manufacturers that we want sustainable options will create a demand for more of them. When shopping for food and groceries, electrical appliances or household furniture, we have environmentally friendly choices. We want more choice for sustainable products When shopping for any new appliances for yourself or your home, we encourage you to consider the energy rating. Cultural and Worldview Frames To understand intractable conflicts, it is essential to understand that there are different levels operating in conflict. Different authors have described these levels in a number of ways. Chris Moore, in The Mediation Process, refers to substantive, psychological, and procedural levels of conflict. By this, he means that people are concerned with the issues that need to be resolved (the 'what' of the conflict); the psychological aspects of the conflict (including power, status, emotions, and other relational parts of the conflictual interaction); and the procedural parts of the conflict (how it is addressed and with what assistance). What these approaches have in common is an acknowledgement that conflict is about more than appears on the surface.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Excellent Augmented Reality Apps for iPad In this post Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is providing you with a list of some awesome augmented reality apps for your iPad but before that let us first see what the concept of augmented reality is all about . Augmented reality is a relatively new digital phenomenon that is brought about by the recent development in the field of technology and particularly mobile technology. In augmented reality the line between the virtual world and the real one is blurred. CARAP > Key concepts > A complement to other instruments of the CoE Created as a tool which aims to establish links between languages and language varieties that a learner knows or is learning, the CARAP/FREPA is entirely in line with the overall vision of the languages in education and languages for education which the Council of Europe seeks to promote: A platform of resources and references for plurilingual and intercultural education of the Council of Europe Given its original contribution, the Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures is a complement to other instruments such as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the European Language Portfolio, the Guide for the development of language education policies in Europe (Council of Europe, 2007) and the Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education (Council of Europe, 2010).
Countries Please select a country in the dropdown menu above to see the values for the 6 dimensions. After a first country has been selected, a second and even a third country can be chosen to be able to see a comparison of their scores. To compare your personal preferences to the scores of a country of your choice, please purchase our cultural survey tool, the Culture Compass™. Please note that culture is defined as the collective mental programming of the human mind which distinguishes one group of people from another. This programming influences patterns of thinking which are reflected in the meaning people attach to various aspects of life and which become crystallised in the institutions of a society. This does not imply that everyone in a given society is programmed in the same way; there are considerable differences between individuals.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Intercultural Communicators In an increasingly interconnected world, intercultural communication skills are more important than ever. Many of us are finding ourselves conducting business with people from a variety of cultures. Such contexts require the creation of new communication practices that go beyond simply the mastery of whatever language we are using. I’ve identified seven communication habits of highly effective intercultural communicators, drawn from my training and consulting work with clients operating within intercultural business environments. 1.
Intercultural Resources for Educators/Trainers - NorQuest College The Centre for Intercultural Education creates resources to support intercultural competence and to facilitate immigrant integration. As a learning organization, the Centre integrates our developing knowledge into the training and educational products we create. Online Workplace Integration Language Resources
Companies need language ambassadors A good ambassador is worth the expense. A company can display their genuine interest in international clients by showcasing the language abilities and cultural interests among their employees. Clients enjoy connecting personally with people in your organization, so companies should present their most personal face by recruiting those with exceptional language skills and cultural intelligence. After long days of tours and presentations, these conversations were relaxing for them. Barclays' Salz Review blames bank culture 3 April 2013Last updated at 11:30 ET Barclays' rapid expansion before the financial crisis caused cultural problems, the review said A report into Barclays bank has blamed "cultural shortcomings" at the bank for problems that led to the Libor-rigging scandal last year.