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Culture Bump: a Toolkit for Culture and Communication from Books and Boxes to Digital has been published by the International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (Volume 9, Number 2, Spring 2020.) Authors Stacey Nickson and Carol Archer’s article recognizes the need for digital support in internationalizing curriculum and acquiring global skills.

The article describes three stages involved in the tool’s evolution:creation of a face-to-face cross cultural course at the University of Houston in 1978, its appearance as a multi-media boxed toolkit in 2004 and now an online course at Auburn University in 2020.

According to Archer, “The Toolkit can be a resource for faculty members in various disciplines to teach not only cultural and communication skills but secondary skills of self-reflection, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, detachment and emotional intelligence." 

“The article provides specific examples of the use of the Toolkit across disciplines at Auburn University and with the Alabama State Department of Education’s K-12 districts,” Nickson, director of the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement, or CEOE, in University Outreach, said.

Email Stacey Nickson for more information or call (334) 740-3449.