Working and communicating across cultures (1.5 credits) - Natalie Jellinek
The aim of this course is to allow the students to familiarise themselves with how intercultural competence and communication might impact and contribute to the work towards the SDGs. The course will foster awareness and understanding of different perspectives and priorities regarding sustainability, especially from the social dimension – starting from the individual and considering how one’s own ways of thinking and doing might affect and be affected by culture. How does our own “individual backpack” influence the way we work across academic, professional, disciplinary and/or background cultures?
Working towards the implementation and achievement of the SDGs will require increased collaboration across borders, universities, and disciplines. This course will explore the meaning of culture in different contexts and its potential impact on international collaboration and teamwork, while also considering teaching and learning implications.