What is intercultural competence?
Intercultural competence is a key working life skill in our highly networked world. Coaches, trainers, teachers and other instructors have daily encounters with diverse groups: young people from all around the world and varying socio-economic backgrounds. To ensure a culturally sensitive approach and inclusive groups, instructors need training and practice in intercultural competence.
The competence can be divided into three categories:
- Knowledge: self-awareness, knowledge of other cultures and current global issues, and socio-linguistic awareness
- Skills: listening, observing, evaluating, empathy
- Attitudes: respect, openness and discovery, curiosity
Throughout the project, we will keep these elements in mind aiming to develop all aspects of Intercultural Competence.