Date: Monday, April 6
Time: 9am US Eastern time / 9pm China time
Zoom Meeting ID: 599-474-290
Third Space Lab (TSL) welcomes the DKU community to participate in its launch. Dr. Zhang Xin, Dr. Naghib, and Dr. Chiocca will introduce the lab’s objectives, research projects, and workshops on international education. The highlight of the launch is the talk by Dr. Darla Deardorff, on “Developing Habits for an Intercultural Lifestyle,” followed by a Q&A session. This event will be recorded and posted on the Third Space Lab Sakai site for all to view.
Below is the partial recording of the launch. The full recording along with Dr. Deardorff’s PPT slides are available on the Third Space Lab Sakai site. If you are interested in accessing the Third Space Lab Sakai site, please email the co-directors to get enrolled.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Darla K. Deardorff, Duke University
Talk: Developing Habits for an Intercultural Lifestyle
Abstract: What is intercultural competence? What competencies are needed to get along together across differences? And what are some key habits for living an intercultural lifestyle? Join in this interactive discussion to explore together some key competencies and habits that help navigate across differences, whatever those differences may be (including cultural, gender, generational, religious, socio-economic and so on). Developing these habits can lead to more positive relationships as well as to greater success in a wide variety of intercultural contexts.
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff: Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). In addition, she is a research scholar at Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute and holds faculty positions at universities in several countries including as a research associate at Nelson Mandela University (S. Africa), Meiji University (Japan), Shanghai International Studies University (China) and adjunct faculty at North Carolina State University. She is on the faculty of Harvard University’s Global Education Think Tank, and has served as faculty for Harvard’s Future of Learning Institute as well as the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, OR.
With over 25 years of experience in international education, she has also held national leadership positions with NAFSA and with Forum on Education Abroad. Author/editor of 8 books and over 60 book chapters and articles, her publications include The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), Sage Handbook of International Higher Education (Sage, 2012), Building Cultural Competence (Stylus, 2012), Demystifying Outcome Assessment for International Educators (Stylus 2015), Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Approaches, Assessment and Application (Routledge, 2017), and Leading Internationalization: A Handbook for International Education Leaders (Stylus, 2018). Her most recent publication is an open access book entitled Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles (Routledge/UNESCO, 2020) available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian. She regularly gives invited talks, trainings, and workshops around the world on intercultural competence, international education assessment and global leadership and serves as a consultant and trainer on these topics, including with UNESCO and OECD. The intercultural competence models developed from her research are being used in numerous countries and she is recipient of several awards related to her work. Founding President of the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence, her areas of specialty include cross-cultural training, assessment and evaluation, teacher/faculty preparation/development, curriculum internationalization, global leadership, and intercultural coaching. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees from North Carolina State University.
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