LPR Module II


LPR Module II: "Strength in Diversity" (virtual)
Sub-focusIntercultural Communication
Academic themeDiscrimination
Short descriptionLPR module II “Strength in Diversity” is a virtual module taught throughout Semester II in which students in different locations and with different (cultural) backgrounds connect and cooperate in group-based assignments. ReD Global students will form virtual Learning Communities (LC) with their peers at Academic Associated Partners. Each LC consists of 4-6 students, and includes both ReD Global students as well as students from (non-European) partners. Teachers provide case studies of current scholarly and/or societal debates related to religious discrimination via texts of conflicting opinions. LC have to reflect on texts and provide feedback on each other’s contributions via the virtual learning platform Perusall. The ReD Global Secretariat organizes an online seminar series on current and relevant topics of religious discrimination, as seen from different professional and disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: exploring tensions around the meaning of “religious and cultural heritage” across different communities and concepts and implications for efforts to protect sites of historical, cultural or environmental significance; navigating cultural and legal contestations of the right to manifest one’s religion via rituals, clothing, gatherings, buildings, and other sites of conflict that have emerged across diverse contexts in recent times; increasing attention for culturally appropriate and effective communication in integration policies and projects for newly arrived migrants. Student assessment includes active and constructive participation in assignments and seminars and the LC ability to jointly come up with innovative solutions to reconcile conflicting opinions. In particular, this module also assesses students’ capacity for (self-)reflection via a final discussion on its impact on intercultural communication skills and competences. Non-ReD Global students receive a micro-credential upon successful completion of the module