Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Class Discussion Wednesday March 5

While I work on getting your peers set up with Skype, please begin this discussion following the instructions below.

Class discussion of YOGA form and intercultural awareness.

The YOGA form was intended for people planning to study and work abroad. Therefore, it cannot be applied entirely to our situation. Nonetheless, it should help focus our attention on intercultural competence. In groups, please discuss the following questions/issues and write up your answers as a summary in your group wiki page.

  1. What did you find most difficult about completing the YOGA form?
  2. Which parts were you unable to complete?
  3. Did any question/part in particular make you reflect on things you had not previously considered? If so, what?
  4. Compare your answers. Did you provide similar answers or are they different? Either way, what are they and why are they similar or different?
  5. Considering that most of you, at least for now, are not planning on going to stay abroad for an extended period of time, what can you do from Italy to try and improve your intercultural competence. Make a list of goals and ways to achieve them.
  6. Please provide a group-consensus definition of intercultural competence using your own words and based on what you have considered in your discussion.

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