In a globalised world, fostering cultural competency is essential for success in any profession and trade that values the diversity of people and their cultures. This module will draw on evidence-informed techniques to develop your cultural competency, focusing on your knowledge and understanding, your awareness and sensitivity, your skills and interaction, and your leadership and management capability. You will be introduced to a range of disciplinary methods that are ideally placed to help you develop specific domains of cultural competency. The teaching will be delivered by a wide range of methodological experts from across the College. Learning will be dynamic and interactive, and focused on how to make positive changes at the interpersonal, team, institutional/structural and systemic levels.
A 3000-word multimodal e-portfolio submission supported by three formative assignments over the course of the module.
Educational aims & objectives
- To develop in the four aspects of cultural competency: awareness and sensitivity, knowledge and understanding, skills and interaction, and leadership and management.
- To learn to make positive changes at the interpersonal, team, institutional/structural and systemic levels.
- To gain the skills necessary for lifelong learning so that students can adapt and succeed in cross-cultural encounters, whether as employees, leaders, or simply as responsible people.
- To be introduced to a range of disciplinary methods that are ideally placed to help students develop their cultural competency both in an academic and a professional context.
Describe and show an in-depth understanding of key theoretical frameworks related to the principles of cultural competency.
Reflect on the way using different disciplinary methods can help in practising cultural competency.
Explain and demonstrate how cultural competency can effect change and “make the world a better place.
Show how conceptual cultural competency knowledge can be translated into a professional context.
Each week, teaching and learning will take place via a 1-hour synchronous workshop and a rich, interactive, asynchronous e-learning package developed in collaboration with King's Online. The e-learning package will use digital multimodal artefacts such as texts, videos, artworks, and podcasts to ensure a diversity of learning styles are catered for.
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