International Mindedness

"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understand and respect.....learning to communicate a variety of ways in more than one language is fundamental to the development of intercultural understanding......" What is an IB education? (2013) I place these two quotes as a backdrop for reflection on the topic of CQ (Cultural Intelligence) and humor. Humor does not always travel easily between cultures or across borders. Add the ...

Travel

I firmly believe that travel can offer many opportunities for growth in CQ (Cultural Intelligence) and international mindedness. Many schools now offer their students days or weeks off campus wherein there are activities to facilitate experiential learning in CAS, group 4 Science projects, as well as group 2 field studies. Whilst off site from the school & perhaps in a holiday mood & mode it's easy for 'the traveller' to miss those chances for interaction & reflection. How does travel, and in particular ...

how can CQ improve reflection?

I should state at the outset that I’m a firm believer in the concept of cultural intelligence (CQ) and for many years I have been following research and recommendations on this topic. David Livermore is one of many writers and educators whom I follow interestedly as he explores this facet of our brains and our behaviours. I read Livermore's books and I use his ideas in my workshops and training. [youtuber youtube='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMi7yhHjASQ'] I urge you too to be curious and to look more closely ...