The potential of game-based micro-learning resources for engaging learners with intercultural competence development

Sylvester Arnab, Ludmilla Walaszczyk

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This article discusses the potential of the application of interactive micro-learning contents that aims to develop intercultural competences in the workplace, focusing on the pedagogically-informed design of playful interactive learning resources for engaging learners with topics related to cultural risks. Eight topics were identified through our engagement with 154 personnel from multi-cultural organisations across five countries in Europe, which include cross-cultural awareness, stereotypes, and communication. A competence map was then developed, articulating the specific aspects related to these topics, which informed the online content development. Findings from the evaluation of the online educational materials across the five countries (n=223 participants) suggest the significance and relevance of the topics in the workplace and the value of using playful micro-resources for delivering topics that were deemed less interesting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages23
Journal Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022

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  • cultural risks
  • micro- learning
  • interactive media
  • mini-games
  • game based learning


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  • CULT-Risk

    Arnab, S., Lewis, M. & Masters, A.


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