Facilitating Intercultural Conciousness
We are pleased to announce a collaboration between The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education at Dartmouth College and the Intercultural Development Research Institute (IDRI) located in Milan, Italy and the US to offer two programs in Facilitating Intercultural Consciousness. The programs will be held during the week of July 29th - August 1st, 2019 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
3 Day Course
Intercultural Learning: Applying the New Paradigm to International/Multicultural Education
This three-day course offers comprehensive overview of intercultural learning theory and its practical application. Beginning with a brief history of intercultural learning in international and domestic contexts, the course shows how changes in knowledge paradigms have impacted and, in some cases, impeded the learning potential of cross-cultural contact. It then reviews the state-of-the-art developmental model of intercultural sensitivity, with case studies and research reports of how it has been used in a wide range of international and multicultural programs. Finally, the course provides participants with new paradigm solutions to their particular programmatic goals. Program details
1 Day Workshop
Encountering Difference: Entering Alternative Experience through Observational Categories
Dr. Milton Bennett is a senior faculty member of IDRAcadamy, an adjunct member of the Faculty of Sociology at University of Milano Bicocca, and a founding fellow of the International Academy of Intercultural Research. Previously he was an associate professor of communication at Portland State University, where for 15 years he directed the graduate program in intercultural communication, and subsequently co-founded the Intercultural Communication Institute and its Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication. In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Bennett provides consulting and training for universities and K-12 school districts on using an intercultural approach to international study and domestic diversity and inclusion programs.
Dr. Bennett is known for originating the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and his text Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Paradigms, Principles, & Practices. Following his life-long interest in the philosophy of science, Milton currently generates new theory and research through the Intercultural Development Research Institute (IDRInstitute), which operates in the US and Europe.