According to many scholars intercultural competence unfortunately does not just happen naturally for most, but instead, it must be intentionally addressed. Moreover, it is about a lifelong learning process – one does not become interculturally competent after completing one course.

Why arts-based and action-oriented methods?

As intercultural competences consist not only of knowledge but also skills and attitudes such as empathy and active listening, learning beyond the book is vital. Our mission is to explore how different kinds of arts-based and action-oriented methods can be effectively applied in intercultural settings.

Arts-based and action-oriented methods are known to foster creative thinking and lessen tension and cultural prejudice between people.

During the #IntercultProject, we will test and develop a variety of arts-based and action-oriented methods. Examples of projects and best practices around Europe will be published on the website – stay tuned!

Links and literature

Our project's Pinterest board on "Intercultural Learning"
Our project's Pinterest board on "Gamification"

TV2Danmark: All Things We Share (YouTube video)