Examine your LENS: A Tool for Interpreting Cultural Differences
The Examine your LENS method is a visual, experiential, and memorable technique of four steps to understand cultural differences and intercultural interactions. These steps are grounded in experiential learning theory and utilize the skills, attitudes, and perspectives needed for intercultural competence. By implementing these four steps, individuals can recognize biases and appreciate a different perspective, as well as actively engage with the local culture. As educators who want our students to be actively involved in their own learning, self-aware, and engaged in the local culture, this technique is an ideal tool.
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