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Darla Deardorff's picture

How can intercultural competence be developed in individuals? In organizations? What are some effective ways for developing intercultural competence? This is a forum for discussing best practices, research and resources around this topic.

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Hindrances to Face-to-Face Intercultural Communication among Arab and Spanish-speakers. Article Reviewed by Silvia Vilar

I have found an interesting article that deals with differences in patterns of communication between Arabs and Spanish-speakers. The most interesting aspect is that suggestions on how to improve lesson plans are provided, but also how both sides can adjust better to their respective perception of cultural difference by means of knowing the system of interpretation/values that the members of the second culture grant without being aware to all their communicative acts. The review is attached here. Very informative.

Katarzyna Anna Weiss's picture

Intercultural Coaching as part of ICC development in organisations

Hello Darla and All,
Here is a link to an interesting article by Philippe Rosinski on global coaching: http://www.philrosinski.com/pdf/Global%20Coaching%20for%20Organizational... including the dimesions of Cultural Orientations Framwork. I think intercultural coaching approach can work very well in training for both staff and students in HE, too.
This is my first time trying to post something on here and I hope this would work. Greetings from Preston, UK!

Darla Deardorff's picture

New ICC Resource just published!

This is to let the ICC Global community know of a new resource that has just been published: "Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Activities and Models" (Stylus, 2012) by Kate Berardo and Darla Deardorff. "Building Cultural Competence" presents the latest work in the intercultural field and provides step-by-step instructions for how to effectively work with the new models, frameworks, and exercises for building learners' cultural competence.

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Welcome to a new school year! Let's discuss ... research!

All - A very warm welcome to all of you at the start of this new school year. Hope your school year is off to a good start. We want to extend a special welcome to those of you who have joined us in the last few months. Welcome to ICC Global - this is where we discuss current research on intercultural competence and in so doing, share resources, ideas and support. It is hoped that through this sharing and through ICC Global, that new synergies may emerge as we learn from each other.

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ICC GLOBAL on permanent server now... time to invite other colleagues!

It is my pleasure to offically welcome you to ICC Global, which has been many months in the making. As you know, ICC Global is a newly created online research network for those who are researching aspects of intercultural competence (ICC) in various disciplines and cultures. It is hoped that through the synergies/connections created through this network, the work on ICC research will be greatly amplified and enhanced through the connections of many.

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Reminder: Virtual Research Mtg, March 2

All - This is a reminder that our virtual research meeting will be starting soon (March 2).... simply post updates on your ICC research, any reseach issues/questions you have that you'd like to get this group's response on, as well as any insights/thoughts you've had based on your recent research work and then check back often throughout the day (and night!) on March 2 to respond to others' comments/postings too.... Looking forward to "seeing" you soon in our research mtg!

Darla Deardorff's picture

Announcing Next Virtual ICC Research Mtg, March 2

We will have our next Virtual ICC Research Mtg on Friday March 2. On that day, pleae plan to log in and actively respond to research discussions on ICC Global - please be sure to post on that day any latest research update you have, along with research questions, and other reflections..... Please mark this date of March 2 on your calendar and plan to participate!

Darla Deardorff's picture

What don't we know?

Here's an excerpt from a posting that just came through on the IAIR - International Academy of Intercultural Research of which I am a Fellow - it's from a colleague Paul Gorski who raises some key points and food for thought - would love to hear others' responses to the following - Pleae read and let us know what you think:

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Announcing first 2nd Friday Virtual ICC Mtg - Fri Dec 9

Hello everyone! Tomorrow, Friday Dec 9, will be our first 2nd Friday Virtual ICC Mtg. At any time on the 9th, please post updates on any ICC research/work you've done recently as well as burning questions you have, ICC resources you've come across, etc. Ideally, please list as a separate posting so that you can receive/generate responses specifically to your posts. This will be an asynchronous mtg, so please do jump in to discussions at any time.... looking forward to reading about your updates!

Darla Deardorff's picture

Summary of Research Discussion thus far - we want to hear from you!

Thanks to all who've posted about their ICC Research - thus far, we have:
* Michaela in The Netherlands who is doing research on intercultural ethical dilemmas - initially qualitative collection of the experience of the intercultural as an ethical dilemma.
* Marialuisa in Italy who is researching whether Cooperative Learning is an effective methodology to acquire intercultural competence
* Brenda in Mexico who is researching how to develop ICC among university students.

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