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Culture and Language for Cross-cultural Engagement

Semester 1

This unit emphasises the strong link between culture and language, and the importance of gaining capacity in a community’s language for cross-cultural engagement. The unit will introduce students to the concepts of language and cultural participation outlined in the Growing Participator’s Approach (GPA). The unit will also introduce students to the Six Phase Program, a tool for growing a cross-cultural worker’s ability to understand and speak with people from a different culture and language community. The third tool to be introduced, the Engaging Culture, Worldview Inquiry Program (ECWIP), enables a cross-cultural worker to observe and participate in social situations and move towards understanding them from the host community’s perspective.

Code
DM8005W
Level
Postgraduate
Discipline
Missiology (DM)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
Nil
Location
Global Interaction, Hawthorn   view location >
Faculty
Ian Dicks
Class Time
Intensive: 5 days January–February 2019