Truth and Myths about Intercultural Competence and Communication: A Gamified Dive into Intercultural Competence

Your Name and Title: Ms. Sharon Tjaden-Glass (M.A. TESOL), Instructional Media Designer

School or Organization Name: Sinclair Community College

Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): K-20 educators, teachers of English language learners

Short Session Description (one line): In this gamified session, the presenter will connect theories from the field of intercultural communication to real-world contexts by asking participants to make guesses about which statements about intercultural competence are true and which are false.  

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Although intercultural communication is an increasingly essential skill for many disciplines and occupations, knowledge about culture, personal identity, and the development of intercultural competence is still not widely known or taught. Teachers who are preparing their students to engage competently across cultures need to have a strong understanding of how to structure and support a classroom that values multiculturalism and a diversity of perspectives. In this session, the presenter will gauge the audience’s understanding of intercultural competence and its development by playing an interactive Kahoot game based on the game, Two Truths and a Lie. After this, the presenter will share widely accepted research from the field of intercultural communication about the development of intercultural competence, including Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (1986), Deardorff’s Process Model of Intercultural Competence (2006), and Ting-Toomey’s Stages of Intercultural Competence Development (1999). The presenter will provide some practical steps that educators can use to develop their intercultural competence in their daily practice, including practicing mindfulness (Ting-Toomey, 1999) and guided critical reflection after intercultural experiences (Deardorff, 2006).

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Lucy Gray

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Thanks Lucy! Sorry to have missed that step the first time through. I've used "2019Teachers" as my tag.

Thanks so much!



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