Developing Cultural Sensitivity

MQF Level 4

6 Credits (ECTS)

Developing Cultural Sensitivity

Start
October 2024
Module Type
Elective
Price
€300
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

The aim of this module is to equip participants with knowledge and practical strategies to effectively navigate the complexities of communication in a culturally diverse world. In today’s globalized society, cultural diversity plays a significant role in shaping human behavior and interactions.

By understanding the impact of cultural diversity on communication, participants will be better equipped to address the challenges that arise when working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.

Throughout the module, participants will learn effective strategies to negotiate and manage the competing challenges that may arise between staff members, as well as with business partners, clients, and suppliers from diverse cultural backgrounds.

By gaining a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and its impact on communication, participants will be able to build stronger relationships, enhance collaboration, and foster a more inclusive and harmonious work environment.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess a pass in English Language* and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent). 

*Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.  

 

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:  

  • Candidates wanting to improve their employability opportunities. 
  • Candidates wanting to progress to higher qualifications in the areas of management. 

Module / Unit Instructions

The proposed structure comprises a blended approach promoting the building of a community of practice via peer-to-peer learning. The structure uses primarily two dimensions of teaching-learning modes:

1. Face-to-face sessions: 18 hours

2. Online Learning Activities: 12 hours

Face to Face sessions

Face-to-face sessions include lectures, tutorials, discussions, presentations and workshop activities promoting peer-to-peer learning.

Online Learning Activities

Online learning activities incorporate tutorials and asynchronous discussions. These may consist of active interaction, participation and contributions in fora discussions, sharing resources and self-reflection exercises.

Learners also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

The tutor provides continual support during both teaching -learning modes by providing information, readings and tasks relevant to the module in question.

The tutor provides continuous formative feedback as an on-going guidance during the student’s learning experience in preparation for their summative assessment.

How you’ll be assessed

Assessment of each module consists of two assignments, each carrying a weighting as below:

a) One Formative assignment carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) One Summative assignment carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in both the formative and the summative assignment.

The overall grade achieved for each module is calculated as the sum of: · 20% of the mark achieved for formative assignment; and · 80% of the mark achieved for the summative assignment.

All assignment tasks of both formative and summative assessment aim to provide the learner an opportunity to produce evidence of his/her competences aligned to the learning outcomes of each individual Module.

Assessment

a) Formative assessment tasks are provided in the form of structured online discussions that support learners in their development throughout all of the modules studied.

Such discussions are facilitated and monitored by lecturer who provides students with constructive feedback to help them improve and prepare for summative assignment and dissertation.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in the formative assignment.

Formative assessment tasks will contribute to the student’s final mark to acknowledge their work and give chance to improve.

This method allows students to also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

b) Summative assessment is done via one assignment at the end of each module. The mode of assessment varies and may include in-class assignments, and home-based written assignments.

The recommended assessment tool for this module is an essay title or case studies based on relevant real-life scenarios.

Word count range: 1500 ± 10%

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in summative assignment.

Assignment
Discussions

Module Intake Dates

October 2024
Price
€300

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Foundation Certificate in Management as presented in this brochure costs €1,500.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

**Terms and conditions apply.

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

Learning Outcomes

Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  • Illustrate the influence of culture (including own) on individuals working in teams.
  • Communicate freely with individuals from different cultures.

Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Introduction and Definitions.
  • Dimensions of Diversity.
  • Cross-cultural Communication.
  • Stereotyping.
  • Cultural Adaptation.
  • Cross-cultural management.

Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Use methods of putting cultural differences in perspective.
  • Apply strategies to communicate with people from different cultures in presentations, meetings, and everyday interactions
  • how In-depth cultural awareness and understanding of the impact of cultural differences
  • Identify and evaluate cultural clashes and develop a strategy to prevent them in future.

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences:

The learner will be able to:

  • Navigate through the online learning platform to benefit from assignments, discussion boards, literature, tutorials etc.
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