Hokkaido University

Seminar "Applying Intercultural Communication in Education" (2023.7.21)

June 23, 2023

As universities attract an increasing number of international students, Japanese Higher Education is experiencing globalization on an unprecedented scale. This shift necessitates clarifying commonly used teaching methods to account for students' diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. Consequently, interaction in an international environment, be it in the classroom, daily life, or during laboratory research, brings new communication challenges. Therefore, knowledge of intercultural communication becomes essential to build better relationships with peers, avoiding common cultural misunderstandings, and supporting effective collaboration across cultures.
This seminar will introduce you to fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques for effective communication with individuals from various cultural backgrounds. Moreover, it will expand your understanding of intercultural communication in diverse contexts, with a focus on higher education. For instance, you will acquire strategies for facilitating class discussions and methods for delivering and receiving feedback across different cultures.
Through collaboration with other participants, you will analyze real-life examples of intercultural issues and devise solutions. Furthermore, you will gain insights into creating a more inclusive classroom environment by considering the unique circumstances of each student enrolled in your course.【MORE


・Date and time:2023.07.21 (Fri) 15:00-17:00

・Venue:Hokkaido University Multimedia Education Building, 3rd floor, Studio-type seminar room
・Method:Face-to-Face Style
・Lecturer:Dr. Michal Mazur (Assistant Professor, IAGE, Hokkaido University)
・Target:Faculty members belonging to higher education facilities (including graduate students).
・Capacity:maximum 40 participants

・Notes:Photographs will be taken for recording purposes. Please note that the pictures may be used on the website, in reports, etc.