Experiential learning for transcultural competence

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At its core, experiential learning focuses on learning from experience through reflection and meaning making. In our work with adult learners, their experience can come from their lived experience at their workplaces and in their communities as well as from experiential activities in our learning sessions. In our session for the “Transcultural Cooperation & Leadership” working group, we went right into an experience with a short activity. Why don’t you try it out as well? Our sample activity has been inspired by well-known intercultural game designer Thiagi (http://www.thiagi.com) who offers many more experiential activities, many of which can be done […]

Leading with Intercultural and Global Competence

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In a joint effort, the Center for Global Education at Asia Society and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) identified four global competencies students need in order to be successful. These include having the knowledge and skills to 1) investigate the world, characterized by a desire to learn more about the world outside one’s immediate environment; 2) recognize perspectives, characterized by self-awareness and understanding of other viewpoints; 3) communicate ideas, characterized by effective verbal and non-verbal communication with diverse audiences; and 4) take action, characterized by leadership that makes a positive difference both locally and globally (Asia Society/OECD, […]