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EducationUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsIntercultural Competence - the expert series

Intercultural Competence - the expert series

A different way of knowing - Jack Condon

Dates & location 1 - 5 July 2019, Groningen, the Netherlands
Level Practitioners
Fee 1500
Coordinator Michaela Carriere
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The Intercultural is… “a field that springs from personal experience, … and responds to metaphors more than models from a dozen disciplines and data from scattered studies. Two different traditions, the humanities and the social sciences, claim to tell us how “we know.” I value both, but trust more a different way of knowing.” John (Jack) C. Condon

What is this different way of knowing that characterizes the intercultural?

In a highly interactive workshop, Jack Condon, one of the most respected and beloved figures in the field of intercultural communication, will take us on a journey of the familiar to learn to appreciate the cultural complexity and depth of everyday life, to develop an acute observation of this subtle dimension, increasing our sensitivity to cultural difference and enabling us to develop a deep understanding of this different way of knowing.

You will:

  • Interpret the cultural significance in familiar objects and environments
  • Learn innovative and effective uses of photography to explore cultural dimensions
  • Practice with different interview methods to facilitate intercultural learning
  • Explore the power of storytelling and entertainment education to create and sustain social change

Dr. John (Jack) Condon

Few individuals currently working in the area of intercultural communication command the same degree of respect or inspire as much affection as Jack Condon. His introductory textbook, An Introduction to Intercultural Communication, was a significant factor in defining the field and giving it its initial direction and terminology, and since he has authored more than 20 books on intercultural communication. His award-winning teaching, has introduced thousands of students to the field, and many of today’s leading practitioners were directly and personally influenced by Condon’s approach. Jack is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico.
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