Title Intercultool - Developing a framework model and assessment tool of intercultural competence
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2007-HU-011
Product R2: "Intercultool" - assessment tool of intercultural competences
Title R2: "Intercultool" - assessment tool of intercultural competences
Product Type procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Multicultural work environments are on the rise in the private, governmental and civil sectors as a result of globalization. We need to adapt to all kinds of special situations arising from the different cultural backgrounds of the various participating actors. We also need to find a way to benefit from the advantages of this cultural diversity, ease tensions and resolve potential conflicts. To acquire particular competences in order to address the somewhat contradictory challenges of a multicultural environment, we need to know how to develop these competences and whether we are ready to face and handle the difficulties.
The Intercultool Competence Assessment Tool aims to support professionals in developing these competences.
Living in an every time more competitive world, in the age of Life Long Learning, self study and distance learning became crucial. The key to understand multicultural situations and resolve potential conflicts is self assessment and development.
The assessment tool helps to become conscious of our values and convictions, discover our own cultural references and think about our own reactions and thus:
• make conscious our unconscious worldview
• understand our acts and thoughts and their cultural motives
• become more open and receptive towards others and ourselves
• be more effective in culturally diverse situations
• minimize the stress when facing differences.
This self-discovery can be effectively helped by the use of Intercultool, the online assessment tool of intercultural competence.
Intercultool however can not only be used for the purpose of self-study. The tool can be ideally used to tailor formal or non-formal training courses to the needs of particpants. It can be also used in a mediated situation (e.g. personal coaching), as a basis of talking about intercultural strengths and weaknesses.
The tool consists of four major parts: the demographic questions, which help any group analysis; the cases; the direct questions and finally the feedback part, which is based on the automated analysis of test results. The tool can be accessed for registered users.
- V.E.T. teachers and trainers
- employees and employers of business companies
- those working in public administration (e.g. desk officers)
- employees and employers from the not-for-profit NGO sector
A high standard assessment tool of intercultural competences
Area of application
in distance learning
in mediated situations (coaching, personal development, for counselling)
in business companies (e.g. for the preparation of ex-patriated colleagues)