This is the culmination of a 2 year project with UNESCO in which this intercultural methodology was successfully piloted in all 5 UNESCO regions around the world (Thailand, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Austria, and Tunisia) as a way of developing and actually practicing intercultural competence – and the experiences have been amazing! This methodology can be used in formal and non-formal learning settings (4 of the 5 pilots were in communities), was piloted with participants ages 12-70+, requires little to no resources and can be facilitated by those who may not have a formal background/training in intercultural communication. UNESCO hopes that this methodology can be used as widely as possible so please do share this broadly with colleagues. And if you are able to use this, I’d love to hear from you and how it goes. (Many thanks to several CultNet colleagues who provided input along the way….!) .
And on a different note, several of us will be at EAIE Conference next week in Helsinki and having an informal meet-up so if you’ll be there, do let us know so we can let you know time/place – and similarly, if you’ll be at the AFS Global Conference in Montreal in October, do let us know so we can have an informal meet -up there too. (Just email me directly if you’ll be at either of these conferences and want to join the meet-up…thanks!)