Mini-case studies approach

Mini-case studies approach

Mini case studies approach method for teaching/learning intercultural communication, developing sensitive approach to foreigners, developing interest in people different to one’s self

Aim:
Mini case studies approach method for teaching/learning intercultural communication, developing sensitive approach to foreigners, developing interest in people different to one’s self

Assignment description:
creating case study diary in order to develop content and skills necessary for intercultural dialogue. The diary could consist of the following points:

  • Culture distance and clash
  • Body language
  • Facial and head indications
  • Trunk and leg indications
  • Body territory
  • Gesture clusters

Example:

European Culture Some Traditional Arab Cultures
  • Eat with knives and forks
  • Shake hands in greeting
  • Shoes worn in the house
  • Women mix freely
  • Punctuality important
  • Women may be scantily clothed
  • Eye contact between men and women
  • Pork eaten
  • Pork eaten
  • Men and women attend church
  • Physical distance in social functions
  • Sometimes eat with the right hand without utensils
  • Hug and kiss in greeting
  • Shoes not worn in the house
  • Women mix only in the family or with other women
  • Punctuality not emphasized
  • Women clothed from head to ankles, face may be covered
  • Eye contact for women with men outside the family forbidden
  • Pork not eaten
  • Men and women may not be able to attend the mosque together on Friday
  • Very close physical proximity in social functions, but men and women separated
  •  

    Outcomes:
    students are able to communicate effectively with foreigners by using knowledge and skills learnt during the course. 

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    20 februar 2015

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