A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

Definition: “The top three common elements were the awareness, valuing, and understanding of cultural differences; experiencing other cultures; and self-awareness of one’s own culture. These common elements stress the underlying importance of cultural awareness, both of one’s own as well as others’ cultures.” (Deardorf, p. 247) Observation: The emphasis on awareness of self, as well … Continue reading A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

The Potential of Cultural Appropriation

The Title image is by A.R. Penck: The Start of the Lion Hunt. The photo was taken in 2020, by M. Perron at the Musée des beaux arts de Montréal. From MBAM Introduction As soon as I came across this painting in the MBAM, the debate about cultural appropriation that continuously rages in my head … Continue reading The Potential of Cultural Appropriation