ERIC Number: ED364435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Cooperation is one of the central motivating forces in the economic and social organization of China. This unit utilizes a game called "Broken Squares" to initiate a discussion of the concepts of cooperation and competition as possible models for problem solving. In the game, students are confronted with a group task and provided with guidelines for accomplishing the task. Through their own experiences at solving the group "problem," it is intended that students will increase their awareness of how individual attitudes and behavior affect group achievement. Following the game, students engage in a general discussion of the role of cooperation and/or competition played in the game, and then apply their experiences to the case of the China. The unit is intended for use with elementary, secondary, or continuing education students. (DB)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Cooperation, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
SPICE: Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: Broken Squares; China
Note: For a related booklet, see SO 022 413.