In a recent episode of the NPR podcast The Hidden Brain, host Shankar Vedantam asks: “What happens when people put themselves in contact with difference?” The answers might surprise you.
Are you curious about other cultures? How do you learn about what other cultures value? Hofstede Insights’ interactive Compare Countries tool is a fascinating way to begin to improve your cultural competence.
Here’s how to use this tool:
Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report in December 2015, there has been a great deal of discussion about reconciliation and what it means.
What does reconciliation mean to you? How familiar are you with the histories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada? Are you as knowledgeable as you’d like to be? Below is a list of resources that will help you to fill in some of your knowledge gaps.
Shawna Luey is an international education administrator at Niagara College. She developed and teaches two online courses for Queen’s Professional Studies: IETP 120: Learning with Adults in an Intercultural Setting and IETP 100: Program Evaluation for International Educators.