Basic stages of active listening:
Social research has shown that our values and beliefs about equality may -unwillingly- will be contradictory to our behavior.
-Many people are biased towards diversity due to lack of knowledge.
-The essential knowledge of our own culture is the first step to getting to know and understanding other cultures.
-The message in a conversation must be adapted to the culture and background of the interlocutor.
Case study: Irina Georgieva Bokova
– Bulgarian politician and former Director-General of UNESCO
– She pointed out the importance of multilingualism and cultural diversity in education.
– She supported the study of local languages and their particular culture. She believes that knowledge about environment, biodiversity and sustainable development will lead to a deeper understanding of global phenomena.