Session 04.09

Unpacking intercultural competence: ways to assess

How to assess intercultural competence is a frequently discussed topic in international education. However, in order to determine appropriate assessment, we first need to unpack intercultural competence. What does it mean for a specific programme of study and for a specific profession? How can intercultural competence be captured in learning outcomes? In this session, the speakers 'unpack' intercultural competence in three very different contexts and discuss appropriate ways to assess it.


  • Learning, teaching & curriculum
  • Student experience


  • Darla Deardorff, 
    AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators), USA


  • Shingo Ashizawa, 
    Toyo University, Japan
  • Jos Beelen, 
    The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands


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