Cultural Intelligence Center | CQ in the Classroom 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. We offer the following online assessments and personalized feedback reports for Educational CQ Programs. If you’re interested at assessing CQ at a high school (secondary), click here for information on our CQ Youth Assessments and programs for secondary education. CQ Self-Assessment: Basic This CQ assessment is a self-inventory of the four CQ capabilities. CQ Self-Assessment: Basic Plus The CQ Self-Assessment: Basic Plus adds assessment and feedback on Individual Cultural Value Orientations to CQ Classroom Assessment Programs. Student CQ Multi-Rater Assessment Before and After Assessments
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afs The following post was written by our fellow AFSer, Suyin Chia. Find out who she is and enjoy her post: I am the current ICL Responsible and Training Coordinator for AFS Malaysia who is happily tucked away in her mini cubicle dreaming up methods for social change and increased cultural awareness within the AFS network. I have been involved with AFS for 9 years now since my student exchange year to Japan. I am also an Intercultural Link Learning Program International Qualified Trainer candidate. Nothing delights me more than the sight of tail wagging puppies, a good read, the sound of ocean waves and interesting conversations. When meeting a new person, often my first instinct is to show them a smile. Coming back recently from the US to Malaysia, and being thoroughly exposed to the cheerful and friendly smiles of Americans with their pleasant “how are you?” So naturally I put on my intercultural curious cap, and researched online smiles in cross cultural communication.
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. With all due respect to theoreticians who continue to use the iceberg metaphor to describe culture, I think it’s time to retire the image altogether. Most people with any background in intercultural communication theory agree that culture is not a “thing”; it is the process whereby groups of people coordinate meaning and action, yielding both institutional artifacts and patterns of behavior. Comparing culture to an iceberg floating in the sea implies that culture is an actual thing. The metaphor does not in any way imply that culture is a process of coordinating meaning and action – rather, it implies that culture is an entity with mysterious unknown qualities. This situation is a great example of paradigmatic confusion.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Intercultural Communicators | Sherwood Fleming's Intercultural Communication Insights 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. Taking risks of any kind is uncomfortable for many people. 2. They do not keep a who-should-adapt-to-who-first score card. 3. By listening with intercultural ears I mean that effective intercultural communicators have an ability to listen impartially. By seeing with intercultural eyes I mean that despite received wisdom on this point, they also ignore body language when dealing with someone from another culture. 4. 5. 6. 7. How Do You Measure Up?
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. Identity and meaning are part of every human life in all world cultures. Our cultures exist within larger structures called 'worldviews'. The balance of this essay will illustrate the above points, in turn. Summary  Moore, Christopher.
brainstorm and mind map online The new Bubbl.us is here intercultural diagram of sustainable developmet 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.
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. Though it is still relatively early to talk about the impact of augmented reality on education and learning in particular, some educators have already started foreseeing its integration into the classroom, and according to Paul Hamilton there are several reasons for this : Augmented Reality links knowledge/content with relevant visual imagery. Check out the augmented reality apps below "Science AR is the Augmented Reality App for schools. "You can now have a virtual star chart in your pocket.
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