Open-Badges Framework

In addition to the CQ+ learning materials, you have the opportunity to validate your learning by utilising the CQ+ Open Badges Framework. This framework is designed to enhance your learning journey and better understand the purpose of these materials. Through the completion of the CQ+ Toolkit of Interactive Infographic Resources (for learners), and the CQ+ In-Service Training Programme (for Educators), you can achieve the following:

Toolkit of Interactive Infographics

In-Service Training Programme

Toolkit of Interactive Infographics

My Cultural Bias

  • Self-assess my cultural biases and intolerances.
  • Improve my knowledge of other cultures.
  • Identify the pitfalls of cultural ‘blind spots’.
  • Understand the impact of stereotypes on how we perceive our own and other cultures.
  • Recognise the role of online, digital and social media in perpetuating cultural intelligence.

My Culture, My Perspective

  • Address how my culture and my cultural values impact how I view and interpret the world, and other cultures.
  • Identify factors that can shape cultural perceptions.
  • Appreciate diverse cultures different from my own.
  • Willingness to embrace diversity and improve cultural perspective.

Cultural Awareness and Appreciation

  • Promote unique perspectives and lessons that I can learn from other cultures.
  • Recognize how cultural awareness and expression promote cultural connection.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences throughout artistic and cultural forms.
  • Analyse how value is created through cross-cultural communication.

Intercultural Partnerships

  • Appreciate working in multi-cultural environments.
  • Reflect on how I speak, act, and interact in multicultural environments.
  • Outline the benefits and value of intercultural groups and different cultures to national culture and economy.
  • Appreciate how best to nurture diversity in the classroom, workplace and/or community setting.

In-Service Training Programme

Cultural Intolerance in Europe

  • Understand the historical context and factors contributing to cultural intolerance in Europe.
  • Analyse the impact of cultural intolerance on individuals, communities, and society.
  • Evaluate efforts and initiatives aimed at addressing cultural intolerance in Europe.
  • Develop strategies to promote cultural understanding and tolerance within diverse European contexts.

The 4 Pillars of Cultural Intelligence

  • Define and explain the concept of Cultural Intelligence (CQ).
  • Identify and describe the four pillars of Cultural Intelligence: Cognitive, Motivational, Behavioural, and Metacognitive.
  • Evaluate the significance of each pillar in enhancing cross-cultural interactions.
  • Apply the 4 Pillars of CQ in real-world scenarios to foster effective communication and collaboration across cultures.

Cultural Intelligence in Educational Practice

  • Recognise the role of Cultural Intelligence in educational settings.
  • Develop an understanding of how Cultural Intelligence impacts teaching and learning outcomes.
  • Apply Cultural Intelligence principles to create inclusive and culturally responsive learning environments.
  • Design instructional strategies that consider diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

Introduction to Challenge based Learning

  • Define Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and its key principles.
  • Explore examples of challenges that can be addressed through Challenge-Based Learning.
  • Understand the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of Challenge-Based Learning.
  • Develop the ability to design and implement Challenge-Based Learning activities to address real-world problems.