This unit introduces students to the theological premises, theories and practices associated with cultural intelligence (CQ). More especially students will explore the complex of abilities, characteristics, dimensions of awareness, attitudes, skills and knowledge that are associated with cultural intelligence, and which are necessary for appropriate and effective ministry in culturally diverse contexts, both within Australia and internationally.
Outline the main dimensions of cultural intelligence;
Identify one’s own cultural values and the ways these can impact interaction with the other;
Describe the concept of culture and outline the theological premises for the need for cultural intelligence for christian life and ministry;
Describe the role of second language capacity and cultural understanding in cultural intelligence;
Employ practices that enhance reflection and mindfulness when engaging people interculturally;
Analyse attitudes that can impact upon interaction with the other in intercultural contexts; and
Describe cultural values of a socio-cultural and religious community different to their own.
Face-face lectures and tutorials
|Seminar or Tutorial||
1,000 tutorial presentation
2,000 word description of your cultural values and how this can impact intercultural interaction
3,000 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-07 08:57:58 +1000