Cultural competence/Global Competence Aptitude Assessment
Global Competence Aptitude Assessment checklist items
Hunter (2004:115) <ref>Hunter, W. (2004). Knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences necessary to become globally competent. Unpublished dissertation, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. PDF</ref> developed a Global Competence Check List that includes three sections:
- An understanding of one's own cultural norms and expectations An understanding of cultural norms and expectations of others An understanding of the concept of "globalization"
- Knowledge of current world events
- Knowledge of world history
- Successful participation on project-oriented academic or vocational experience with people from other cultures and traditions
- Ability to assess intercultural performance in social or business settings
- Ability to live outside one's own culture
- Ability to identify cultural differences in order to compete globally
- Ability to collaborate across cultures
- Effective participation in social and business settings anywhere in the world
3. Attitudes: Recognition that one's own worldview is not universal
- Willingness to step outside of one's own culture and experience life as "the other"
- Willingness to take risks in pursuit of cross-cultural learning and personal development
- Openness to new experiences, including those that could be emotionally challenging Coping with different cultures and attitudes.
- A non-judgmental reaction to cultural difference
- Celebrating diversity