I am intercultural and globally minded

Intercultural

Sharing who I am
e.g. my first language, my family’s traditions, my hobbies 

Identifying aspects of myself that are particular to my cultural group
e.g. beliefs, stories, language, food, celebrations

Reflecting on how my culture shapes who I am
e.g. my culture values music and I am learning a traditional instrument

Examining how my cultural group is portrayed in society

Critically reflecting on how my culture enhances my role in society and the world
e.g. how does my cultural identity add value to the world?

Noticing similarities and differences among people

Listening to how others culturally identify themselves
e.g. beliefs, stories, language, food, celebrations

Empathising with the cultural perspectives of others

Prioritising cultural respectfulness
e.g. engaging in culturally respectful protocols such as acknowledging traditional custodians of the land

Leading others in cultural respectfulness 

Responding in positive ways to similarities and differences among people

Openly communicating across cultures
e.g. how might I speak and listen to someone who uses another language?

Using empathy to build relationships across cultures
e.g. actively listening, asking questions, recognising other viewpoints and values

Being open to the benefits and challenges of cultural diversity 

Engaging in dialogue to ensure I am being culturally appropriate

Including others

Recognising the positive effects of being inclusive
e.g. naming new things I am experiencing when being with others

Responding to opportunities for inclusion
e.g. celebrating significant cultural events in my community

Challenging prejudice and promoting inclusion 
e.g. campaigning against racial discrimination or alerting others to anti-discrimination laws

Critiquing how organisations that I am a part of value cultural inclusion
e.g. how does my sports club or workplace value cultural inclusion? 

Globally Minded

Noticing when I feel a sense of belonging

Exploring the importance of community

Considering how I am a citizen of the local and global community

Identifying enablers and barriers to human connection 
e.g. individualism, apathy, collaboration, inclusion, social movements

Recognising how interconnected communities can influence positive change 
e.g. sporting communities who raise awareness of a health issue or social issue

Recognising local challenges
e.g. exploring how to attract butterflies to our garden 

Exploring how some local challenges might also be global challenges

Recognising that we share a common home and that local actions can impact globally
e.g. how does shipping waste to other countries affect our common home?

Evaluating our shared responsibility to the common good
e.g. recognising the wrongs done to First Nation’s people can contribute to equity and equality

Exploring how utilising my democratic rights can contribute to the common good
e.g. how can my political vote make a difference in the world?

Caring about other people and the environment

Building peaceful and inclusive relationships
e.g. going with my class to engage with local nursing home residents

Working to improve the wellbeing of all people and places
e.g. engage with a St Vincent de Paul or Caritas project to address local and global challenges

Creating opportunities to take informed action 
e.g. using a social media platform to campaign for zero hunger

Critically evaluating how actions for collective wellbeing are making an impact
e.g. how can we know that people’s lives are being improved by outreach, charity or social media campaigns?

Sharing my ideas about making our world better

Working with others to make our world better 
e.g. working together to plant trees

Promoting a shared responsibility for positive action for our world
e.g. modelling the principles of Catholic Social Teaching

Utilising my sphere of influence to make positive change in the world
e.g. how can I use my personal, local, digital and global connections to influence for the common good?

Discerning how our actions are building a more just, peaceful, inclusive and sustainable world

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