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Viewpoint Innovation Welcomes Anjana Doshi & Gerry O’Hanlon!!

We are very happy to announce that our team is expanding to include 2 new associates – Anjana Doshi & Gerry O’Hanlon, who will both be setting up and developing Viewpoint Innovation North-East, based in Newcastle!  To find out more … Continue reading

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What is cross-cultural training?

This is a question I get every time I meet someone new and they ask me what I do.  Mostly, people assume that cross-cultural training is teaching people how to use chopsticks, or how to bow appropriately when exchanging business … Continue reading

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What happens to the brain of a person caught between two cultures?

The decision to relocate to another country is often motivated by various factors – job opportunities, the desire to provide better educational opportunities for your children, etc.  However, many parents do not realise the outcomes of bringing up their children … Continue reading

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Caught between cultures – insights from the Shafilea Ahmed case

The Shafilea Ahmed case has been on the news this week as it goes to trial.  The BBC news article can be read here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-18144095 If Iftikhar & Farzana Ahmed are convicted of murdering their daughter for bringing shame … Continue reading

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How culture affects teaching & learning

As Universities deal with growing numbers of international students, tutors and lecturers are becoming increasingly aware of how culture affects teaching and learning. Most of the time, students from Asia and Africa tend to move to universities in western countries (USA, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint Innovation featured in Aberdeen Press & Journal – 1 April 2011

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Safety Seminar Business Breakfast – 21 April 2011. Aberdeen Treetops Hotel.

I will be speaking at this Business Breakfast on how cultural factors affect safety standards and safety interventions.  For more information or to book your place, please visit this link : http://www.safetymind.org/

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Third Culture Kids and Cross-Cultural Kids – Who am I and where do I belong?

David C Pollock and Ruth E Van Reken, in their book “Third Culture Kids. Growing up among worlds” define a Third Culture Kid as : “… a person who has spent a significant part of his/her developmental years outside the … Continue reading

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Travels around the World – What have I learnt?

Having lived in 3 different countries (Malaysia, Australia and now the UK), and traveled to more than 70 ports all over the world, I have seen a lot of how people live in different countries. It is easy enough to spot the … Continue reading

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