Let’s Go Work Together! Introducing Intercultural Competencies As a University Subject in Catalonia, Spain
The need to be an intercultural professional is a reality both in the Global Context and the European Higher Education Area. That does mean that today the majority of professionals maintain professional relations with people of other cultures and countries, and will work at internationals scenarios.
For five years there have been some experiences of the introduction of the training in Intercultural Competencies as subjects at the curriculum of higher education; Spanish universities have been pioneers in this experience. Three Catalan universities in particular have developed this innovation: the Faculty of Pedagogy of the Universitat de Barcelona, The Tourism School EUHT St Pol of the University of Girona and the ETSECCPB of Engineering of the UPC. The workshop will describe the process of design of this subjects and the valuation of this experiences.
In this workshop we will see of the didactic material and do some of the exercises used in the classrooms in order to see both the didactic as the experiential resources applied.
Keywords: Intercultural Competencies, Higher Education
Dr. Assumpta Aneas
Lecturer of the Faculty of Pedagogy, Department of Methods of Research in Education, University of Pedagogy
I ‘m member of the Intercultural Academy of Intercultural Research IAIR and the Society of Intercultural Education Training and Research SIETAR since 2000.
I belong to a consolidate group of research of the Universitat de Barcelona (GREDI) and a consolidate group on docent innovation of the Universitat de Barcelona (GIAD). I belong, too, to two networks about the intercultural education ( REINEB) and Higher Education ( Riaipe- CYTED)
I’ve develop some intercultural training resources as Doing business in Spain of the Diversophy collection and the Cultural Detective in Spain.
Dr. Alejandra Montané
Lecturer at the Faculty of Pedagogy, Department of Didactic and Scholar Organization, Universitat de Barcelona (FINT)