Course Details

Intercultural Awareness & Communication - 19th November 2020
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Category:
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Course rationale:
Participants will be introduced to the main areas of culture and cultural difference. Stereotypes, perceptions and cultural frames of reference will be explored. Participants will also examine ways of thinking about culture in theory and in practice.

Course aim:
To increase cultural awareness among NUI Galway staff members 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:
All NUI Galway staff who interact directly with international students, e.g. lecturers, tutors, administrators, security staff, student services.
Content:
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

Prerequisites:
None
Start date (yyyy-mm-dd):
Nov 19, 2020
Duration:
0 days
Time:
9:30 - 12:30
Organiser:
Aoife Cooke
Venue:
Online
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