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Transcript of Intercultural competence
It was not until mid 20th Century that the concept of global world was used.
What do we understand by culture?
¿Is there a centre of the world?
Machu Picchu, Cuzco
When we talk about culture there is an universal: to think that the main square of our town is the centre of the world.
La cultura es el conjunto de elementos que configuran el pensamiento y la vida de las personas y pueblos (Ember y Ember,
“Culture is those deep, common, unstated experiences which members of a given culture share, communicate without knowing, and which form the backdrop against which all other events are judged” (Edward T. Hall,
The Hidden Dimension).
“Culture is the collective programming of the human mind that distinguishes the members of one human group from those of another. Culture in this sense is a system of collectively held values” (Geert Hofstede)
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Entendemos la cultura, por tanto, como un conjunto de valores y creencias, en ocasiones invisibles, adquiridos y trasmitidos por un grupo de personas que producen comportamientos y normas específicas y que resultan difíciles de entender para miembros de otros grupos (Carballal, 2017).
The tendency to se the people of your own culture as the point of reference, while you see other cultures as different, insignificant or inferior.
The increasing contact with other cultures made us think more seriously in Cultural Relativism.
but, what is cultural relativisim?
Herodotus of Halicarnassus: The Histories (Book III).
Knowing local culture
Trompenaar’s seven dimensions
Is the ability to understand the behavior, but especially the attitudes, believes and values of others.