As a communication scholar, Miriam Shoshana Sobre-Denton focuses her research on intercultural communication. She pursues various tracks that are nested under intercultural communication including cosmopolitanism and virtual cosmopolitanism, often using qualitative methods with a focus on autoethnography and the critical intercultural perspective for analysis. Sobre-Denton approaches cosmopolitanism, the study of interconnectedness and how humans are simultaneously local and global, from both a post-colonialism and globalization studies perspective. Within the last five years, Sobre-Denton and Bardhan (2013) published a book titled Cultivating cosmopolitanism for intercultural communication: Communicating as a global citizen and consistently
This established form of literacy can range from someone knowing who wrote the Declaration of Independence to knowing how many delegates signed it. In general, a person’s cultural literacy all depends on how in touch they are with the world or in this case, what he or she was taught. It can be argued that a person’s cultural literacy truly emerges in college. In college a person can be exposed to diverse variations of people and of cultures. On both sides, the skill of cultural literacy is essential in college.
I think I am still weak in this aspect. One is that, although the university is an international one and has students from all over the world, our courses are mainly focusing on the Asian area, especially Hong Kong and Mainland China. For example, in my courses of Taxation and Business Law, I was only taught the practices of Hong Kong. In addition, it is difficult to change the personal ways of thinking, which has been kept for many years. I always express ideas only from the perspective of a Chinese, instead of a global outlook, and that has narrowed my thoughts to a great extent.
Point 1: Sociolinguistics (8) 174w When it comes to reading, every student has different experiences in regards to what they are interested in reading. Working with students that are extremely diverse sociocultural theory addresses the importance of incorporate reading that students can relate to culturally. Implementing culturally diverse material, students begin to reflect with the story that they are reading and they are motivated to read because they are becoming part of the story. By implementing different cultures books, they are expanding their knowledge of other cultures that they are not familiar or were never aware. Adapting to students culture is important for a teacher to do, especially when teaching a diverse school because making those personal connections are crucial to building relationship with the students and their community.
The focus of college or any education is about the experiences acquired through the process of learning. However, for the majority of society the new focus is now on the degree, which to many, represent the key to success. Hence, students now equate knowledge and intellect as something that can be readily purchased. Yet, the key to success lies within our actions. This very concept is derived from the Hsun Tzu’s short reading titled “Encouraging Learning”.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe has a diverse group of students, all of which are divided into different sub-cultures. Graduates are a group of students many people might define as responsible, mature, and even dedicated. They are slightly older than your average undergraduate student, and as a graduate assistant, many can be found in a professor’s class or office doing research. There are several types of graduate students with different cultural backgrounds. Focusing on the differences or similarities of the cultural dynamics between two graduates and how their upbringing prompted their academic choices.
Which I think is an important skill to have as a teacher but I think it is vital when discussing such an important and touchy subject. I am excited to see at the end of the semester what I conclude. The learning outcomes that I focused on was; knowledge of the culture of another country or people, and an awareness of how culture is instrumental in shaping one 's
McGray uses statistics to bring the issue into focus for the audience, so they can see how drastically foreign education changed in a short period of time. The article discusses the change from how in the late 1940s, “more than 90% of kids who studied a foreign language learned French, Spanish, or Latin” (). Then later describes how “two thirds of American students never studied a second language by the year 2000” (). This brings into focus of how things have changed in the American school system. In between these quotes, McGray discusses how a 13,000 high school students learned Chinese, thinking that China would be the next world power ().
To improve learning in higher education, the primary focus should be on engaging students in a process that best enhances their learning – a process that contains feedback on the effectiveness of their learning efforts. Education must be conceived as a continuing reconstruction of experience, the process and goal of education are one and the same thing. Dewey (1897) all learning is re-learning. Learning is best facilitated by a process that draws out the students’ beliefs and ideas about a topic so that they can be examined, tested and integrated with new, more refined ideas. Learning needs the resolution of conflicts between dialectically opposed modes of adaptation to the world.
Despite the fact that intercultural competence has different terminology when referring to disciple or approach, it can also relate to the debate about global citizenship. Intercultural competence is seen as the capability to develop an objective knowledge, attitude, and skills that prompt visible behavior and communication that are both successful and appropriate in intercultural interaction. In other words, intercultural competence is a range of different skills; cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills that lead to communicate effectively and suitable with different surrounding and culture. Intercultural competence can also be broken down into three constituent elements seen as knowledge, skills, and attitude. (Deardorff, 2006)
“Rules of different kinds guide all communicative interaction, and the learning of rules and of their proper application is essential to our becoming competent members of our society.” This statement means that rules are important in intercultural and interpersonal communication. Intercultural and interpersonal communications are guided by different rules such as family rules and social rules among others. People have to observe the rules of intercultural and interpersonal communication to communicate with different societies.
Comparisons of Education in East and West A combination of these teaching methodologies can prove to be effective in the western world as we tend to spend a lot of time explaining and not being able to cover the Syllabus where as in the eastern world that is impossible. Both has its advantages and disadvantages. In the Eastern world the pass rates are higher but in the western world there is more creativity and innovation in terms of communication.
Cultural exchange programs are for connecting, enriching and empowering the global community. Cultural exchange programs expose students to people from different cultural, geographic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and provide the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of diversity both in their home country and visiting country. Cultural Exchange Program allows students to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and distinctive experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange helps students to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society. Participating in International Cultural and Educational Exchange programmes is a life changing experience.
nternational marketing in export and franchising Objectives International marketing is the export, franchising, joint venture or full direct entry of a marketing organization into another country. • To bring countries closer for trading purpose and to encourage large scale free trade among the countries of the world. • To bring integration of economies of different countries and there by to facilitate the process of globalization of trade. • To establish trade relations among the nations and thereby to maintain cordial relations among nations for maintaining world peace. • To facilitates and encourage social and cultural exchange among different countries of the world.
Thailand’s education system was known to implement rote teaching (Wiriyachitra, 2002), while most countries’ education system had been utilizing more progressive teaching methods such as the aforementioned natural approach. However, some local institutions in Thailand have been showing some progress. Not only these institutions offered International/English programs, they are also leaning towards more western teaching approaches. In this regards, the following hypotheses below were