Digital Reflection as a Key to Developing Cultural Awareness
Developing cultural awareness is one study abroad goal. Because this awareness is personal and subjective, it’s often challenging to show evidence of its growth. Beginning with an overview of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and data from three programs, we’ll discuss integrating the IDI with the student experience, as well as using reflective writing and structured prompts in eportfolios to foster student recognition of intercultural awareness. Participants will design a simple eportfolio with program specific prompts that can be applied to their own programs.
Ruth Benander, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
Deborah Page, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College; Kellie Tilton, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College