diversophy® is an interactive learning game designed to develop the global & local competence you need to find opportunities and meet challenges, as well as handle conflicts and crises in multicultural collaboration and living situations.
Are you intrigued by the idea of gamification into learning? Someone has told us: "So many things in this world are serious. Games allow us to play, have fun and learn. It's one thing we all, as humans, have in common. We like to play."
This is why diversophy® was created.
Whether you are a teacher, a consultant, an Intercultural trainer or an International student (or you might not be any of them), if you look for an interactive tool in which players can have a safe space to share their stories and opinions about other cultures, we certainly can help.
diversophy® (wisdom about differences) is an award–winning tool that improves learners’ cultural awareness. This learning game poses real life, cultural and language-related questions and situations for learners to experience, share, analyse, and respond to. It also creates a safe environment for participants to learn empathy and tolerance for each other’s differences and those posed by the target language and culture under study. Students love it as it involves them actively in the subject matter and encourages them to test and practice their language skills as they engage with each other. They also learn so much more from these cards in group discussion discovering cultural issues they might otherwise not become aware of.
diversophy® card categories are named to fit each learning challenge: diversiSMARTS cards test factual knowledge about a culture, diversiCHOICE ask us to pick a course of appropriate behavior in our new cultural setting, while diversiRISK cards subject us to surprise happenings in an unfamiliar context, some are positive surprises, and others are disappointing outcomes from our behavior or mere presence in alien surroundings. diversiGUIDE cards impart wisdom from the new culture and from those who have fathomed it well, while diversiSHARE cards ask us to compare the new culture’s approaches to everyday human situations with what we were raised to believe or do.
Do you already have an existing tool you have been using for long? Don't worry, we are not telling you to replace yours with ours. We think any great tools can be combined together for much better results. Our founder and editor-in-chief, George Simons, is in fact an author for Cultural Detective tool. Whenever he gives a guest lecture or a seminar he stated to always combine both tools. Our team is always keen on learning about other effective tools for broadening our knowledge in Intercultural Field.
Then, why not cooperating with us?
There are certainly many ways for our collaboration, depending on your own schedule. You only need to drop us an email to any members of our team, and we will set up a discussion as soon as possible.In a quicker way, you can just subscribe to our email list on Home Page. We will get notified about your interest and promise you our best effort to value your attention.
Do you want to see the samples of our products? Navigate to Products and click onto any decks to see the cards. You will also get to see the game authors and their profiles. diversophy® also has decks in other languages as well.
To have the best ideas of how to play the game, you can navigate to Educate Tab, in which we have tried our best to provide you with most necessary information and relevant content.
Are you curious what the benefits of buying our products? Then, The questions you might ask acting as our FAQ to you, might be very helpful. News is where we update our current situations so that you can always be aware of our business changes. Our Blog is how we give values to you, by publishing regularly relevant and interesting topics for discussion. Blogging is also a new area we have recently tapped into and continuously strived for development. With your comments, we surely will perform better!
We also have testimonials from our past and current team members about the game and different projects of diversophy®. Archive stories include all media resources about diversophy® in the past. Facilitation Guide is the quick link for you to download immediately PDF guides (different language versions are available, and Laura Kortelainen is currently translating it to Finnish) or watch our explanatory video. You can also find these guides in how to play.
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In exchange, as a thank-you suggestion we are offering the opportunity to any new email subscribers to receive one out of these three following decks: Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication and South Korean.
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