LIN486H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Intercultural Competence, Communicative Competence, Personal Development
Globalization: process of removing government-imposed restrictions on movements between countries in order to create an open, borderless world economy. Internationalization: at home: the implementation of international perspectives into the home country"s educational system, education abroad: experiencing education outside of the home country. Advances in transportation and communication technologies: increased intercultural contact due to technological advances in transportation and communication. Changing demographics: due to immigration, communication, media, economy and transportation, cultural mixing is likely to further increase multiculturalism and within-culture variance. Conflict and peace: intercultural conflict competence entails the mindful management of emotional frustrations and conflict interaction struggles due primarily to cultural, linguistic, or ethnic group membership differences. Ethics: with interaction between different cultures, it is essential to have an understanding of the various rules and traditions of how different cultures operate to find common ground on what can be considered as fundamentally wrong/right.