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Individualized Worksheet for the IDC Pendulum (Acheson & Schneider-Bean, 2019)

Free worksheet that encourages reflection on the pendulum metaphor described in Acheson & Schneider-Bean (2019)

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Version 2.0 - published on 19 May 2020

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This free resource is meant to be used as a worksheet for individual reflection that applies the metaphor of a pendulum to the Intercultural Development Continuum for a more robust and realistic sense of one's intercultural competence, the outside forces/events/environmental factors that pull one towards a focus on similarity and difference (magnets), and the strategies and behaviors one can employ to stay balanced (anchors). See the publication for further details and a narrative illustration of the model: 

Acheson, K., & Schneider-Bean, S. (2019). Representing the Intercultural Development Continuum as a pendulum: Addressing the lived experiences of intercultural competence development and maintenance. European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 5(1), 42-61.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Kris Acheson-Clair, Sundae Schneider-Bean (2020). Individualized Worksheet for the IDC Pendulum (Acheson & Schneider-Bean, 2019). (Version 2.0).

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Updated May, 2020