Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Developing Intercultural Competencies for Use in Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Wednesday, January 22, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Differences in expectations and styles of communicating can result in misunderstandings in classrooms, labs, and in other collaborative or supervisory spaces that you participate in. What are some practical approaches you can use to mitigate or prevent some of these potential roadblocks? The aim of this session is to challenge you to recognize the working of culture (organizational, regional, national, etc.) in your daily interactions with others and to develop strategies for communicating and understanding across these diverse perspectives. We will review intercultural communication frameworks, unpack case studies, and engage in role play activities to compile a toolkit of concrete takeaways for your next steps.


130 St. George St. Toronto ON Blackburn Room