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Intercultural Competency in the Curriculum: The IDI and the VALUE Rubric

Resource guide compiled by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for navigating intercultural curriculum development at CCC.

Connection to Carroll educational goals

VALUE Rubric: Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence is "a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts."

We are members of a world community, and we share the future with others. Beyond mere exposure to culturally different others, the campus community requires the capacity to:

  • Meaningfully engage those others
  • Place social justice in historical and political context
  • Put them with others, and adapt empathically and flexibly to unfamiliar ways of being.

VALUE Rubric: Global Learning

Global learning teaches us to critically analyze and engage with interdependent social, cultural, economic, and political systems and their implications for people's lives and the earth's sustainability. Through global learning, students should:

  • Become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences
  • Seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities
  • Address the world’s most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably

Global learning should enhance students’ sense of identity, community, ethics, and perspective-taking.

(Bennett, J.M. 2008. Transformative training: Designing programs for culture learning. In Contemporary leadership and intercultural competence. Understanding and utilizing cultural diversity to build successful organizations, ed. M.A. Moodian, 95-110. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.)

Goal 8 Student Objectives 

Goal 8: Identify their roles as global citizens in a multicultural country and world.

  • Cultural self-awareness: Identifies own cultural rules, biases, and values.
  • Perspective taking: Identifies and explains multiple perspectives outside of own cultural rules, biases, and values.
  • Applying knowledge to contemporary global contexts: Analyzes the impact of one’s own and others’ specific local actions within a global context.