Kindness Rocks

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I recently published a book on intercultural competence with my friend and colleague, Professor Irina Golubeva. We had a lot of trouble coming up with an idea for the front cover and did not want to use a stock image.  One of my hobbies is making kindness rocks. These are rocks that you paint with words of wisdom or other fun and inspirational pictures. You then leave these rocks for others to find on footpaths, park benches, or other places.  The practice of making and hiding kindness rocks, which started several years ago in the United States, is now found […]

Intercultural Interactions for Health Professionals

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In health care few books exist that include intercultural theory and apply this to the health care setting. We have just published a book that meets this need. The book “Intercultural Interactions for Health Professions / Interkulturelle Begegnungen in Gesundheitsberufen” was released in March 2020. What makes this book unique? It is: Based on practical experience from health care professionals Supported by applying intercultural theory to health care settings Supervised by experts in the intercultural field and in interactive training Applicable for self-study and training purposes Usable in an international context due to dual language: written in both English (in front) and German (back) […]

An Innovative Methodology for Developing and Practicing Intercultural Competence

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By Darla K. Deardorff, Founding President- WCICGC; Duke Fellow Over the last two years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has successfully piloted an intercultural methodology in all five UNESCO regions that has proven to be quite successful in bringing together those from diverse backgrounds and building relationships across differences.  In all five pilots (in Thailand, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Austria, and Tunisia), participants reported they had strengthened skills in intercultural competence, critical thinking, listening for understanding, tolerance and in developing further empathy.  In addition to the official pilots, this intercultural methodology has been used successfully in higher education institutions in different […]