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ERIC Number: ED384926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating Multicultural Perspectives in the Basic Interpersonal Communication Course: Experiential Activities Approach.
Ekachai, Daradirek
Noting that most basic communication textbooks do not include a cultural diversity component, this paper presents 14 experiential exercises aimed to integrate the multicultural issues related to interpersonal communication topics. The various experiential activities are adapted from intercultural communication textbooks, cross-cultural training books, professional training workshops, and trainer's manuals, and can be used to integrate diversity when teaching the basic course in interpersonal communication. The activities in the paper are presented in a modular format--each module contains an objective, time required, materials needed, procedure, debriefing, and the source of the exercise. Topics of the activities in the paper include self-concept and identity, perception and culture, stereotyping, ethnocentrism, beliefs and value systems, nonverbal communication, listening, adaptation, and culture shock. Contains 19 references and 14 notes. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A