From Earlham Cluster Department
- Intercultural competence
- Effectiveness in communicating and interacting with persons from another culture.
- Effectiveness in communicating and interacting within culturally diverse groups and communities.
- Practice M. Bennett’s “platinum rule”: Do onto others as they would have done unto them.
- Act and make evaluations taking cultural context and multiple perspectives into account.
- Cognitive frame-shifting: The ability to shift mentally into the ways that persons in the host culture think about things. Taking their perspective. Knowing how persons think about things in the host culture.
- Behavioral code-shifting: The ability to adapt behavior to the norms and values of another culture. Knowing how people do things in the host culture.
- Cultural awareness
- Cultural knowledge: Discovering what your host culture is like, how it is similar to and different from your own. Target culture specific knowledge.
- Cultural self-awareness: Learning about your own culture. Discovering your own cultural values.
- Culture learning skills: Learning how to learn. Discovering ways to effectively learn about the new culture. Becoming a “cultural detective.”
- Intercultural adaptation skills: Learning how to adapt thinking and behavior to the cultural context. Effective communication and interaction.
- Learning in the Discipline
- Global Mindset
- Global Engagement
- Second Language Acquisition
- Service Ethic