ERIC Number: ED163528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Experiential Learning in Intercultural Communication.
Asuncion-Lande, Nobleza C.
Experiential learning techniques, widely used in the United States in the field of intercultural communication, can be modified for use by individuals from other cultures. The experiential learning approach involves the use of exercises that parallel real life situations, involve all participants, require active participation, provide instant feedback, and are flexible. The approach works primarily on the affective level and is based on enabling individuals to learn how to learn. Among its basic assumptions are that an open, supportive, and nonevaluative environment should be developed; that the responsibility for learning rests ultimately on the learner; and that experiential learning builds on the experience of the individual. Experiential instruction in intercultural communication aims at increasing understanding of other cultures, developing skills for effective cross-cultural interactions, and promoting intercultural communication. A number of simulation exercises and games have been developed for these purposes. (Sixteen simulation exercises are listed; playing time, suggested number and educational level of participants, and a brief description are included for each exercise. A bibliography of relevant materials is also provided.) (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Intercultural Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the Communication Association of the Pacific (Tokyo, Japan, June 10-11, 1978)