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Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning is a collection of 32 activities designed to expand the repertoire of trainers and educators alike. Centering on the development of cultural awareness, this book helps leaders to develop cross-cultural sensitivity in their groups through participation in simulations, case studies, role-playing, critical incidents and diversity exercises. Some activities address complex workplace issues, while others focus on intercultural dynamics within educational contexts. Activities also range from beginner to experienced, facilitating the exploration of intercultural issues in depth and allowing every participant to benefit, no matter what their skill level is. Editor H. Ned Seelye presents each activity in an engaging manner, interspersing the book with insightful commentary that adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation. Full of great ideas that can enhance your group's cultural expertise, Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning is an asset to any instructor!
Contents Introduction Creating a Context: Methodologies in Intercultural Teaching and Training Section I: Getting into Focus 1 Behind Our Eyes 2 The Zebra's Stripes 3 A Cube is a Cube... 4 Organizing Self-Directed Study Groups on Women's Global Issues Section II: Knowing Yourself as a Cultural Person 5 What's in a Name? 6 "Facts" or "Feel"? 7 Intercultural Self-Disclosure Scale 8 The Magic Box: Exploring Stereotypes 9 Describing Cultures through Their Proverbs 10 U.S Proverbs and Core Values Section III: Courting the Intercultural Perspective 11 The Emperor's Pot 12 Simulating Culture Shock 13 Double-Loop Thinking: Seeing Two Perspectives 14 Cultural Deconstruction 15 Hopes and Fears 16 Word Meanings Across Cultures 17 How We Each See It: Host Parents 18 The Cooperative Map Exercise 19 Realistic Expectations: The American Overseas Experience Section IV: Working Together 20 Work Values Exercise 21 What Do They Bring? 22 The Culture Compass 23 Racism 101 24 Sharing Work Space: Japanese and Americans Section V: Analyzing Cross-Cultural Incidents 25 Negative Red Flags 26 Positive Red Flags 27 Reciprocal Red Flags 28 Framework for Using Critical Incidents 29 Inmprovising Critical Incidents Section IV: Returning Home 30 Saying Goodbye 31 Preparing for the Return Home 32 My Fellow Americans About the Authors
H. Ned Seelye is also the author of Culture Clash.