Values, Identity and Intercultural Learning

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Values, Identity and Intercultural Learning

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Education, Intercultural Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to enquire into the nature of values and their relevance in a broad range of education and training settings, including traditional, vocational, adult and further education contexts. The module will address the area of values from the perspective of individual identity, interculturalism and the reflective practitioner. Students will be introduced to theoretical models addressing both teaching of values and teaching values. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Outline the role of values in education and training.
    2. Describe how values impact on the roles of educators and trainers.
    3. Develop an appreciation of moral reasoning as a means to enhanced intercultural understanding
    4. Examine the relationship between individual identity and active citizenship.
    5. Explore the concept of intercultural understanding in education and training contexts.
    6. Design curricula which recognise the diversity of values, identity and culture in education and training contexts and which could be implemented in a wide range of such settings.
    7. Devise effective training methodologies for diverse educational settings in a variety of contexts including further and continuing education.
    8. Explore the values of tolerance, respect, responsibility, democracy and recognition as the bases for intercultural understanding and education

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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