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Cross-border communication

Lesson 1:

The following educational material is designed to introduce some aspects of cross-cultural communication. The lesson introduces and gives practical tips on how to work as an efficient and productive member in a cross-cultural team, providing a teamwork concept and meeting structure, and a self-assessment test for team roles. This knowledge will enhance your abilities in efficiently communicating with people having different cultural backgrounds. This collection includes different kinds of material as below:

– Informative video clips with a focus on cross-cultural communication skills

– A video clip with a recorded voice of a PowerPoint presentation (subtitles available)

– An interactive slide show (should be used in full-screen mode)

– A document that presents material for teachers aiming for two 75-90-minute classes. This contains different educational tools such as texts and lectures, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, role-play practices, cultural games, exercises and assignments to engage students in group activities through which they can learn about and practice cross-cultural communication skills.

This collection is compiled by experts of the Physical Geography Department at Stockholm University and references are also given when a material is collected from other sources such as the University of California, Davis.

Lesson 2:

The focus of the educational material is cross-cultural teamwork skills. The lesson introduces and gives practical tips on how to work as an efficient and productive member in a cross-cultural team, providing a teamwork concept and meeting structure, and a self-assessment test for team roles. This knowledge will enhance the ability to work as an efficient and productive member in a cross-cultural team, providing a teamwork concept and meeting structure, and a self-assessment test for team roles. The materials provided include the following:

– An interactive slide show (should be used in full-screen mode)

– Informative video clips focusing on team roles and a teamwork concept called Mastermind group

– A document presenting material for teachers for a 60 minute class and an online student team meeting of 30 minutes (total of 90 minutes). The document contains different educational tools such as texts and lectures, a PowerPoint presentation, video clips and a team roles test for self-assessment exercise.

– The materials are divided into four (4) parts, which then can be covered according to schedule. At least Part I and practical instructions on slide 27 (page 17 on the teacher’s document) should be covered before the students’ online team meeting. For a more flexible schedule, the Team roles test (Part IV) can also be done individually as a home assignment.

This collection is compiled by ChangeMakers project experts from University of Turku, Department of education, Rauma campus. References are given when materials are collected from other sources.

Lesson 1.

ChangeMakers Cross-cultural communication skills interactive slideshow (theory and working in an intercultural group). Click start to begin!

Communication Barriers. An animated adaptation of James Sherman's "Hu's on First?".

Cross-cultural communication - Tedx - Pellegrino Riccardi

ChangeMakers Cross-cultural communication skills video with narration (theory and working in an intercultural group).

Fluent American English: Part One - Conversational Styles around the Globe (36 minutes). Click to watch the video on YouTube!

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