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Veranstaltungskalender Internationales

Africa - insight and inside intercultural competence and challenges
01.06.2018, 09:30 - 17:00
Geb. 01.87 SR B 5.26, 5. OG
Rüppurrer Straße 1a, Haus B

Africa is a complex continent with more than 50 nations with different political, economical and social condition as well as individual histories, languages and traditions. Often the cultural diversity is ignored, nevertheless African societies share a common codex of values and behavior patterns different from the Western cultures. It becomes obvious when dealing with hierarchies, the management of time, the indirect communication style and the process of decision making which takes the collective much more into account than the individual.
These differences in cultural dimensions tend to lead to misunderstandings, irritations and counter productivity. The seminar will give an introduction to intercultural competence. Students are invited to reflect their own values and the perception of the „otherness“ of their cultural counterpart. After an input on the African continent we will work with interactive methods (culture shock, refraiming of cultural conflicts, simulations of negations between Africans and Europeans.
Bringing in your personal experience in Africa/with Africans is highly welcome.

2-3 LP



Fri 01.06.18, 9:30-17:00

Sat 02.06.18, 9:30-17:00

Su 03.06.18, 9:30-17:00



Kerstin Kilanowski
ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin
Tel: 0721/608 42043
E-Mail:christine karlQgr4∂kit edu
Interessierte / Jede(r), Studierende
Die Anmeldung ist nur zwischen 04.04.2018 12:00 Uhr und 31.07.2018 09:00 Uhr möglich.
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