Course Details

Introduction to Cross-Cultural Awareness and Communication - 23rd March (9:30-12:30) FULLY BOOKED
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Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Course aim:
To increase cultural awareness among those working with international students and/or in an intercultural environment, and to foster better interactions and communication between staff and international students

Course objectives:
Define the key terms relating to 'culture' and apply this knowledge to discuss cultural difference in a positive way
Identify the cultural values that cause cultural differences
Understand how awareness about other cultures and cultural differences can improve interactions in a multicultural environment
Understand how culture affects communication
Identify barriers to effective cross-cultural communication
Understand the importance of verbal and non-verbal behaviour when communicating across cultures.
Target group:
Staff in NUI Galway who interact directly with international students, e.g. academic staff, PIs, student services staff, administrators
This workshop is designed to introduce issues of cultural awareness to those who work with international students. The workshop will encourage participants to explore their own assumptions and preconceptions about other cultures, as well as creating awareness of their own cultural heritage and how it affects their world views, values and assumptions. The session also encourages participants to focus on their communication style, and how it is affected by culture, as well as the importance of non-verbal communication signals and the way these affect the communication process. The session is interactive and draws upon participants own experiences
Start date (yyyy-mm-dd):
Mar 23, 2020
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09:30 - 12:30
AMB-G065 Training Room 1, Arts Millennium Building
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