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Author Hitchcock, Leo ♦ Quan, Vu Hai ♦ Danh, Tran Cong
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Intercultural competence ♦ Global intercultural collaboration ♦ Intercultural sensitivity ♦ Cross-cultural competencies ♦ Computer science education ♦ Intercultural understanding
Abstract As globalisation extends computing, information, and communications technologies across an increasing number of cultural boundaries, generating a corresponding need for cross-cultural education partnerships, the need for cultural sensitivity and understanding becomes paramount. It becomes paramount, not only in cross-cultural teams negotiating collaborative agreements, but also in cross-cultural teaching situations. It is imperative, therefore, that such crossing cultural boundaries is grounded in the ideals of intercultural competence (IcC), including an understanding of and adaptation to culturally-based norms and values. Underlying cultural assumptions affect the different negotiating teams' approach to the negotiation process, to teacher-student interaction techniques and relationships and to group work. This paper explores both the theoretical background and the actual experiences of a New Zealand and Vietnamese negotiating team, and the subsequent experiences of a New Zealand teacher in a Vietnamese classroom. This is but one of a plethora of examples of global intercultural collaboration in practice.
Description Affiliation: Vietnam National University of Science, Vietnam (Quan, Vu Hai; Danh, Tran Cong) || AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand (Hitchcock, Leo)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 3
Page Count 9
Starting Page 85
Ending Page 93


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Source: ACM Digital Library