Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
2:00 – 5:00 pm
253 Hodges Library (registraton is at the bottom of the bottom of the page)
Dr. Erika Berroth, Associate Professor of German
Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence – Exploring Connections: Making Meaning of Foreign and Familiar Matters
An interactive workshop that includes hands on experiential learning, guided exercises, and creative transformations invites participants to increase their awareness of the importance of self-knowledge, cultural competence, ways of making connections, and ways of making meaning. Building on students’ observations about artifacts from contexts foreign to their own, the workshop challenges us to explore connections. How does culture affect our interactions with others? How may our assumptions about ourselves and others be challenged? How can we increase awareness and find productive ways to navigate cultural differences? Engaging those and other questions, participants learn how cultivating curiosity, openness, empathy, and flexibility of mind are important practices on our way to get ready for the world.
Spaces for this workshop limited. To secure a space we recommend that you register as soon as possible.