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ADS715 - Cross Cultural Communication and Practice

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Max Kelly





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on the diversity of cultures, how difference between ethnic groups is constructed and how to respond appropriately to difference. It provides the student with an understanding of the principles of cross-cultural communication and practice and development of cultural competency as community development practitioners in different cultural settings. Students will be encouraged to apply and analyse their experiences as case-studies.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • the meanings of culture and how it affects community development practice;
  • the meanings of cultural competence;
  • cultural conflict;
  • cross-cultural communication skills;
  • cross-cultural teamwork in community development;
  • building culturally competent community partnerships;
  • cross-cultural negotiation and conflict resolution.


Essay, 40%, 2000 words

Essay, 60%, 3000 words

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