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Developing intercultural competence and global citizenship through international experiences: academics’ perceptions

Developing intercultural competence and global citizenship through international experiences: academics’ perceptions | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it

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International education is a key priority for Australian universities, government and employer groups. For students, an international professional experience is uniquely placed in providing opportunities for developing intercultural learning, intercultural competence and global citizenship. Employers see graduates with international experiences as interculturally competent, viewing them as proficient in analysing and responding appropriately to culturally significant values and perceptions. This research seeks to understand how students are prepared for international experiences and how intercultural learning is integrated into course programmes. Academic staff responsible for international experiences were interviewed in one-on-one qualitative interviews about their practices and perceptions of preparing students for these experiences. Although all international programmes were procedurally well planned, we found that most participants did not include intercultural pedagogies into their programmes, nor did they purposefully seek to develop intercultural competence and global citizenship in their students. Professional development opportunities need to be created for academics to rethink their pedagogical intent regarding international experiences. Immersion in culture is not, on its own, an assurance of intercultural learning. Providing international experiences without a pedagogical framework that helps students to reflect on self and others can be a wasted opportunity and runs the risk of reinforcing stereotypical thinking and racist attitudes.

full text : http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14675986.2013.825578?journalCode=ceji20#.UiRmNDa9l0o


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The 7 Content-Marketing Trends You Should Be Doing Now

The 7 Content-Marketing Trends You Should Be Doing Now | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it

With publishers and advertisers shifting tactics, online content marketing efforts are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. But with more brands turning to these strategies, content-marketing efforts are becoming saturated.

 

Here are seven content-marketing trends that you should keep an eye on in the next 18 months.

 


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Daniel Goleman on the Importance of Cultivating Focus (Video Playlist)

Daniel Goleman on the Importance of Cultivating Focus (Video Playlist) | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
Best-selling author and social-emotional learning pioneer Daniel Goleman offers insights from his new book about how focus drives achievement and success.
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, October 19, 2013 9:50 PM
I find this entire series by Edutopia very fascinating.
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Empathy Stretching: It’s all about helping our children experience switching places and seeing and feeling from another side

Empathy Stretching: It’s all about helping our children experience switching places and seeing and feeling from another side | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
Sadly, parents are not as intentional about elevating empathy in their child-rearing efforts. Academic achievement seems to be at the top of our radars these days. That’s why I’m passionate about nurturing empathy and why I get so energized when teachers share ways to weave social-emotinonal learning into their curriculums. Barbara Gruener is one of those teachers-and she’s a marvel to our profession. Barbara is a gifted school counselor and character coach at a National School of Character in Friendswood, Texas. Here’s the post from Barbara, a fabulous teacher at a National School of Character School, and one strategy she uses to nurture empathy. There are dozens of possibilities – the key is to look for those intentional moments to weave empathy stretching into your classroom day. Thanks Barbara! I’m proud to know you!
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Toolkit for The Neuroscience of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy | Teaching Tolerance

Toolkit for The Neuroscience of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy | Teaching Tolerance | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
An interesting collection on the topic is social emotional learning from Teaching Tolerance
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Brain-Compatible Study Strategies

Brain-Compatible Study Strategies | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
Driving my 15-year-old daughter home from cross country, I asked her where she learned to study. She replied, "Mom, I have never been taught how to study, we just do it because teachers have way too
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 18, 2014 5:39 PM
Clever analogy for the meta cognition steps needed to prepare for an assessment
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Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“ Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to schoo”
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:38 AM

This is an important skill for educators to keep front and center.

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8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“ The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies and to recognize when their attention has wandered and to ...”
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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“ Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.”
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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 14, 2014 1:08 AM

Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.


Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 14, 2014 11:22 AM

This looks like a great way to not only start the year using students, but also to use as a tool for the remainder of the year.

Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:44 PM

Assessment tool for reflection.

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Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership

Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“Empathy is a key skill for effective leadership. Learn how to apply empathy in the workplace here.”The purpose of practicing empathy is like going to a driving range. Practicing your golf swing helps you to drive more naturally when you are in the game.Empathy is not an easy skill for many. Learning how to use it in a low threat environment like coaching can make all the difference.When you walk in another’s shoes first, it may seem uncomfortable, like you are losing control. However, you will discover that taking the time to empathize without scripting what you will say next will lead you and the employee to new levels of understanding and growth.
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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, July 31, 2014 10:16 AM

Empathy is a valuable skill that can be learned. 

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These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties

These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
Empathy makes you better at cocktail parties—and at life.What Ford describes is known, in research circles, as empathy. It sounds simple, but it's actually counterintuitive: If we humans are locked in a nasty, brutish, and short struggle for resources, why would we stop to give a hoot about each other?But we do. Empathy is considered by many psychologists to be essential to cooperation, problem-solving, and to human functioning in general. Researchershave described it as “social glue, binding people together and creating harmonious relationships.”Empathetic people are more likely to forgive others for small errors, like running late. Asking narcissists to imagine themselves in others' shoes can help shrink their big heads.OLGA KHAZAN
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Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“Living @UBCrez is one of the most #intercultural experiences you can have in your entire life! http://t.co/XdASRY1iyB”
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Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“"Tipping Point" author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.”
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Teaching Intercultural Communication through Service Learning

Interest in service learning has increased in past years because of more accumulated knowledge about its beneficial outcomes to participants and to society. The purpose of this paper is to describe one case of a service learning project with positive outcomes.

Service learning was chosen as an assignment for an intercultural course at ___ University. A total of 97 responses were collected from students over two semesters. A content analysis of student reflections was conducted for themes concerning students’ perceptions of learning outcomes of the project. Five major themes emerged. The self-reported themes were in the following order of frequency, from the highest to the lowest level; 1) enhancement of volunteering students’ ability to apply communication concepts, 2) enhancement of volunteering students’ ability to make a difference and to impact others’ lives in a positive way, 3) enhancement of volunteering students’ ability to build bridges with the local community, 4) enhancement of volunteering students’ ability to apply intercultural communication concepts, and 5) enhancement of volunteering students’ ability to understand themselves and the similarities and disparities of the human condition. Sample student comments best illustrating those themes are included. A discussion of the learning outcomes and suggestions for students who wish to take service learning courses follow.


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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.”
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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

Heather Spiva's curator insight, February 8, 2016 3:47 PM

This is great .Looking forward to using these ideas!

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SEL Core Competencies

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:38 PM
This topic fascinates me. So important,yet so overlooked.
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This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities - Learn Egg

This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities - Learn Egg | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
This chart helps lay out the basic idea behind changing your mindset. You can use a 'fixed' or a 'growth' mindset to enhance your life. Which will you choose?
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:26 PM
An interesting chart/ guide of some of the principles of Carol Dweck's theory
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Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning

Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
Click on any of the titles below to download a PDF of one of Jefferson County Public Schools' resources for success. [ PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a br
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 18, 2014 6:16 PM
Wow! A motherlode of resources and recommendations. Thanks,Edutopia
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Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“ Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.”
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 23, 2014 1:54 PM

This is a bit  of sad  phenomenon to think that parents are not teaching their children to be kind and empathetic, but it would seem it is all to true. We need our children to be more other directed if we want to make sure they live in a kinder world.

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3C's to Supporting Student Success

3C's to Supporting Student Success | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
Care, captivate, and catapult: these are Katie Jacobs' daily practices to help her second graders become the best students and people they can possibly be.
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2014 11:54 AM
This treatment works for all ages. Our school just came off our first three year middle school advisory program and the type of relationships we were able to build with students and their families made a substantial difference.
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Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“ Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, teacher leader and curriculum developer, describes the jigsaw method of cooperative learning and how it naturally builds empathy as students rely on each other to share pieces of a bigger picture.”
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:08 PM

This is a skill not only our students, but our world sorely needs.

Gust MEES's curator insight, September 19, 2014 6:24 PM
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, teacher leader and curriculum developer, describes the jigsaw method of cooperative learning and how it naturally builds empathy as students rely on each other to share pieces of a bigger picture.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy


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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Have Students Practice Presentation Skills While Teaching You About Technology

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Have Students Practice Presentation Skills While Teaching You About Technology | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 14, 2014 11:30 AM

In a word, this is GENIUS. not only to hit the ground running, but to assuage teachers that, when given a meaningful task, they can not only get onboard, but teach them so that it is a truly collaborative classroom..

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The Importance Of Perspective-Taking In Leadership

The Importance Of Perspective-Taking In Leadership | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
2. PERSPECTIVE-TAKING ISN’T TOUCHY-FEELY. Perspective-taking sounds a lot like empathy, but the two qualities are siblings, not identical twins. Empathy — the ability to understand another’s emotional state — is an essential human quality. But research has shown that, in commercial settings such as negotiations, understanding the other side’s thoughts and interests, not simply their emotions and feelings, can be more effective in forging a deal. So if you’re in a high-stakes leadership situation, definitely be emotionally intelligent. But use your head as much as your heart.3. DON’T FORGET MIMICRY. Mimicking others’ posture, gesture, and expressions sounds like the sleazy tactics of a used car salesman.... By Daniel H. Pink,
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The benefits of empathy: When empathy may sustain cooperation in social dilemmas - European Journal of Social Psychology

The benefits of empathy: When empathy may sustain cooperation in social dilemmas - European Journal of Social Psychology | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
Cooperation in social dilemmas is often challenged by negative noise, or unintended errors, such that the actual behavior is less cooperative than intended—for example, arriving later than intended for a meeting due to an unusual traffic jam. The present research was inspired by the notion that doing a little more for one's interaction partner, which may be movitvated by empathetic feelings, can effectively reduce the detrimental effects of “negative noise,” or unintended incidents of noncooperation. Consistent with hypotheses, negative noise exhibited detrimental effects on cooperation, but such effects were absent when empathy-motivated cooperation was present. We conclude that empathy has broad benefits for social interaction, in that it can be an effective tool for coping with misinterpreted behaviors, thereby maintaining or enhancing cooperation.
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Overcoming a Blame Culture

Overcoming a Blame Culture | Intercultural learning | Scoop.it
“A culture in which people are blamed for their failures and mistakes is highly damaging for innovation and for learning. If staff are worried that the finger will be pointed at them for trying things…”
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