Developing Intercultural Communication Competencies in Education

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  • Date and time

    2022.12.20 (Tue)

  • method

    Zoom Meeting

  • Lecturer

    Dr. Michal MAZUR
    (Assistant Professor, IAGE, Hokkaido University)

  • Target

    Faculty members of higher education facilities (incl. graduate students)

  • Capacity

    40 applicants

  • Application period

    2022/12/19 (Mon.) 12:00

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  • Poster


With the growing need to develop culturally relevant teaching practices, incorporating intercultural skills into the teaching curriculum has become essential. As Japanese universities continue to internationalize and the number of foreign students and instructors gradually increases there is a growing need to foster intercultural competencies among students to prepare them for the global workplace. Representative policies which highlight this approach, such as the “Hokkaido University Global Vision 2040”, are examples of the university’s long-term strategy to foster internationalisation. This seminar will give some insight on how to foster globally minded individuals able to pursue mutual understanding with people from diverse countries with flexibility and open-mindedness, progressing towards an equitable, inclusive campus internationalisation in which diverse students, researchers, and faculty/staff members thrive.
By participating in this seminar, you will acquire some practical knowledge that will help you improve your course and contribute to the inclusive internationalisation of the campus. The contents will familiarize you with the concept of Intercultural Communication Competencies and give some real-life examples of integrating these skills into your classroom activities to support the development of students’ knowledge and their ability to succeed in a progressively globalising society. We will also discuss how Intercultural Competencies can be used to resolve various situations related to intercultural communication such as Culture Shock, etc. Through collaborative activities, such as Critical Incidents, participants will simulate situations of intercultural misunderstanding, and rehearse how to prepare themselves and students for future intercultural encounters.


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