ERIC Number: EJ1019987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
From Classroom to Boardroom and Ward: Developing Generic Intercultural Skills in Diverse Disciplines
Barker, Michelle C.; Mak, Anita S.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v17 n5 p573-589 Nov 2013
A strategic approach to internationalize learning in higher education institutions is to use the curriculum and classroom cultural diversity to create opportunities to broaden students' intercultural perspectives, appreciate sociocultural variability in professional practice, and improve their intercultural interaction skills. There is no clear consensus, however, on how to "link the global classroom to the global workplace." The article examines an evidence-based approach to embed intercultural competency development in classroom teaching using an established intercultural resource (EXCELL) in an international human resource management course; a general communication course; a pharmacy course comprising only Saudi Arabian students; and a generic first year pharmacy course. Subsequently, stakeholder analyses with Business, Nursing, and Pharmacy academics and professionals led to the development of intercultural critical incidents for the curriculum. Strengths and limitations of the intercultural resource and recommendations for incorporating intercultural competency development in curriculum design in Business and Health disciplines are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Consciousness Raising, Higher Education, Cultural Awareness, Interaction, Evidence, Human Resources, Communications, Pharmacy, Foreign Countries, Business Education, Nursing Education, Competence, Multicultural Education, Interpersonal Competence, Intercultural Communication, Case Studies, Foreign Students, Vignettes, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Saudi Arabia