England-2011-off-campus-goals

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Learning Goals

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Learning in the Discipline
  4. Global Mindset
  5. Global Engagement
  6. Second Language Acquisition
  7. Service Ethic
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