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Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms.

Crawford, Isabella; Swartz, Stephanie; Luck, Susan; Barbosa, Belem

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Isabella Crawford

Stephanie Swartz

Susan Luck

Belem Barbosa

Abstract

The world is global whether we like it or not. The Fortune 500 leading global companies employ 67 million people in 34 countries. Tertiary-level teaching within this global context presents instructors with several challenges. Through easy accessibility to information throughout the world, instructors of all disciplines must continually keep up with new developments, as well as impart critical thinking skills and fundamental subject knowledge to their students. Furthermore, technical savviness, knowledge of foreign languages and intercultural competence are prerequisites for graduates today. These skills are no longer exclusively for global careers but also for positions in middle-sized companies. To compete and be successful in these world businesses, no matter the level of employment, employees need intercultural communication competency skills.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date May 14, 2019
Institution Citation CRAWFORD, I., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S. and BARBOSA, B. 2019. Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. Presented at the 2019 Learning, teaching and student experience conference of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (LTSE 2019), 14-15 May 2019, Manchester, UK.
Keywords Global businesses; Graduate skills; Intercultural communication

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