Definition: The ability to understand, appreciate, respect and learn from the complex social, economic, cultural and political nature of diverse peoples and their societies, and build meaningful connections and interrelationships.
Skills examples include:
- Awareness of otherness (gender, race, religion, age, disabilities, nationality, lifestyle, etc.)
- Community change
- Civic responsibility
- Curiosity about local, regional, national and global current events
- Cross-cultural competence (ability to discern and account for one’s own and other’s world views)