Theoretical Groundwork in Transcultural Collaboration

Irene Jancsy
Art Sciences and Art Education, Transcultural Studies
2022W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04525

Description

This course aims at introducing the concept of intercultural competence and exploring its practical implications in cross-cultural collaboration. The course starts with a brief introduction to the concepts of culture and the predominant models that describe cultural patterns and differences. The notions of intercultural competence and their applicability in global projects and culturally diverse teams are explored, with an emphasis on patterns that might emerge in the students' realities. Students will explore the practical application of the theoretical background in the form of exercises, case studies, scenarios, group work and debates in order to sharpen their awareness of their own cultural patterns and practice recognizing intercultural challenges and developing constructive ways to overcome them. In the course the multicultural composition of the student body will be used, if possible, as a “live” example to analyze challenges, share best practices, work on scenarios and develop intercultural competence together. Students will familiarize themseves with the concepts of inter-and transculturality, will be sensitized about their own cultural imprinting and become aware of approaches to manage cultural differences in intercultural teamwork and collaboration.

Examination Modalities

Examination and grading is based on the following parameters:

- Mandatory attendance to all classes (a successful completion requires at least 80%) of this course and of Introduction to Intercultural and Transcultural Collaboration for GCSD students and students from other departments; of this course and of Reflection of Transcultural Collaboration for students of CHCM.

- Active participation during class, excursions, guest lectures, and field trips

- Presentation of a case study

Comments

The course is open to GCSD (Global Challengs in Sustainable Development) students, Angewandte enrolled and exchange students from Tongji University, and students of CHCM (Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management). Students from other departments, faculties, or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

For GCSD students and students from other departments, the complete course consists of Theoretical Groundwork in Transcultural Collaboration and Introduction to Intercultural and Transcultural Collaboration.

For CHCM students, the complete course consists of Theoretical Groundwork in Transcultural Collaboration and Reflection of Transcultural Collaboration

The course takes place in a hybrid format (presence for GCSD, online for CHCM) and in accordance with the Angewandte  COVID-19 regulations.

Key Words

intercultural, transcultural, cross-cultural, collaboration, culture, diversity

Dates

20 October 2022, 09:00–13:15 Conference Room 17
17 November 2022, 09:00–13:15 Conference Room 17
12 January 2023, 09:00–13:15 Conference Room 17

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2022, 09:00 to 05 December 2022, 08:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Transcultural Studies

Global Challenges and Sustainable Developments (Master): Inter- and Transcultural Collaboration: Introduction into Intercultural and Transcultural Collaboration

Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management (joint programme) (Master): Transcultural Conservation Teaching Workshop: Introduction into Transcultural Communication and Collaboration (Angewandte)

Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management (joint programme) (Master): Transcultural Conservation Teaching Workshop: Reflection of Transcultural Collaboration (Angewandte)

Individual courses: possible