Learning Objectives

CTL Ireland provides participants with high quality intercultural and experiential learning programs in Ireland.  We focus on the highest quality educational and cultural experiences. By taking part in our programmes, participants will:  

 

 Identity Goals 

  • Re-examine their values and priorities to become better contributors to the global community.

  • Become culturally self-aware.

 

Cross Cultural Goals

  • Appreciate that there are differences between cultures and develop open-mindedness and respect for differences in culture.  Move from ethno-centricity to ethno-relativism in order to better understand different cultures.

  • Understand the diversity of the host society and better understand the diversity in our own society.

  • Appreciate subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences in social mores, the function and deployment of humour, and what is deemed “acceptable”.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the areas of cultural analysis and intercultural understanding.

 

Academic Goals

  • Develop a better understanding of global issues.

  • Gain an understanding of the host society including its politics, economy, society, history, identity and culture.

  • Develop skills and academic and professional abilities applicable for use in regional and global contexts. 

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the areas of cultural analysis and intercultural understanding.

  • Develop an openness to differing viewpoints on controversial topics and be able to form and share their own opinions. 

  • Increase their levels of independence and confidence when it comes to researching and seeking out local resources  

 

Professional and Life-Long goals

  • Improve their problem solving skills by developing empathy for others and a trans-cultural perspective.

  • Develop skills and academic and professional abilities applicable for use in regional and global contexts.

 

Communication Goals

  • Expand communication skills by finding creative ways to navigate around communication barriers.

  • Develop an understanding of non-verbal cues of communication used in daily interactions.

  • Improve English language skills and communicate effectively with English speaking people

CTL Ireland,

9 Sunmount,

Military Hill,

Cork City, 

Ireland