Highlighted topics in this Dialogue
- This research decenters the “East v West” learning styles paradigm to look at differences within and among European learners.
- By incorporating the topic of learning beliefs across cultures in new student orientations, you can help make classroom culture(s) at your university clearer and help faculty be more aware of this phenomenon—as well as be more explicit on their own learner expectations and assumptions.
- Beyond higher education settings, apply these insights to adult education and training for clients in corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
Meet our Experts
Ulrich Kühnen, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Jacobs University Bremen and Academic Chair at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). In his research, he investigates how culture affects basic functions of the human mind: How does culture shape the way people tend to define the self? How, in turn, do different kinds of self-constructs affect thinking, feeling, and action-taking? Does the subjective meaning of “choice” differ between cultures? What is the role of religion in interpersonal perception and interaction? Does the Corona pandemic have an impact on the general value orientation in different societies?
Nadine Binder, PhD, is a psychologist, trainer, coach, and lecturer specializing in intercultural competence and communication, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), personal leadership & development, healthy work strategies, and mental health. Her dissertation examined the evidence-based design of intercultural competence interventions and intercultural learning in higher education settings. She is passionate about combining research and practice and encouraging dialogue between researchers and practitioners.
How it works
Our “Dialogues Across Differences” sessions feature two or more Experts who explore intersections of different narratives and perspectives as they engage in a dialogue across different fields, regions, or professions, to address a contemporary issue from the greater Differences field. We invite you to contribute your questions and perspectives to the conversation and discuss with our Experts and your peers from around the world to gain new insights and inspiration for your own work.