Intercultural & Transcultural Communication

  • European Master in Health Economics and Management
Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung
  • IHSM-EU-HEM-E2.2.2
Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung laut Lehrplan
  • Master
Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird
  • 2
Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits
  • 5.0
Name des/der Vortragenden
  • Guibert Isabelle, MA MA
Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung
  • •Gain awareness of
    -the interconnection between peace, conflict, health
    -the different meanings and expressions of violence
    -the plurality of peace and your personal understanding of peace
    -conflict as a potential for transformation
    -inner peace as a prerequisite to better interact with others
    -your own needs and feelings
    •Practice communication tools for conflict transformation
    •Explore your own conflicts, and hence increase your empathetic qualities
    •Gain insight into your communication styles to identify mechanisms leading to dysfunctional communication and generating misunderstandings/conflicts in the private sphere, at work, in society
    •Improve your listening and expressing qualities
    •Get out of comfort zone to see through new lenses and take a step back from your own (cultural) worldview.
    •Enhance your abilities by balancing mental, physical, emotional, spiritual skills
    •Learn through experiencing
Art der Veranstaltung
  • -
Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan
  • none
    - Conceptual aspects
    - Paradigm shift in the understanding of peace and health since 1945 (UNESCO/WHO) | Plurality of peace | Negative and positive peace
    -Meaning and dimensions of violence | Personal, structural, cultural violence
    - Possible strategies for dealing with conflict and for ensuring peace

    - Practical methods
    - Mindfulness
    - (Defensive) Communication Styles
    - Active Listening
    - Nonviolent Communication
    - Theatre of the Oppressed/Theatre for Living
    - Creative/Intuitive Writing
empfohlene Fachliteratur
  • -DIETRICH, WOLFGANG (2005): "Peace - Remarks on the Difficult History of a Key Cultural Term", SOSKinderdorforum, Vol. 30 (Innsbruck), 11-15
    -ESTEVA, GUSTAVO (2011): "Intercultural Inspiration: The Life and Work of Raimon Panikkar" in Dietrich, Wolfgang and Others (Eds.): The Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 570-585
    -GALTUNG, JOHAN (1969): "Violence, Peace and Peace Research", Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 69, 167-191
    -LEDERACH, JOHN PAUL (2003): The Little Book of Conflict Transformation; Intercourse, Good Books
    -MARMOT, MICHAEL, WILKINSON, RICHARD G. (2003): The Solid Facts. Copenhagen: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
    -ROGERS, CARL R. & RICHARD E. FARSON (1987): "Active Listening". In R.G. Newman, M.A. Danzinger, M. Cohen (eds). Communicating in Business Today. D.C. Heath & Company
    -ROSENBERG, MARSHALL (2003): Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, PuddleDancer Press.
    -SATIR, VIRGINIA (1988): The new peoplemaking, Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books
    -SEARS, MELANIE (2010): "Preface" and "A Crisis in Health Care", in Humanizing Health Care: Creating Cultures of Compassion in Health Care with Nonviolent Communication
Lehr- und Lernformen
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.

    •Interactive teaching and participatory learning
    •Unconventional teaching approaches involving mind, body, spirit, heart
    •Inputs and open discussion
    •Individual and collective work (research, reflection, exchange, creativity, diverse forms of communication and expression)
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
  • English