|Aims and Objectives: |
This workshop seeks to explore our attitudes to intercultural communication through a discussion of Holliday’s cultural blocks and threads.
|Learning Outcomes: |
Students will have thought about intercultural communication in terms of Holliday’s cultural blocks and threads rather than essentialist approaches.
|Class Profile: |
The class is ALS (Academic Language Skills) for undergraduate CIS (Computing and Information Systems) students. The class is made up of four first year students. They are young men from Singapore, Malaysia, Poland and Lithuania. All have excellent spoken and written English and high levels of academic and inter personal communication skills. I taught them for two semesters before doing this class and I think we all have good relationships. I asked them if they would like to do this session beforehand, and they all agreed. This was an online class, delivered during the Covid 19 pandemic. The delivery was largely based on giving the students a reading exercise to work on individually and then discuss together via the ‘chat box’ (the students’ preferred method of communication). I e-mailed students the materials ahead of the class and also all the materials were available electronically via Black Board. We used Black Board Collaborate as our electronic platform.
Files for this lesson:
Teaching and Learning Plan: Intercultural Communication Holliday Blocks and Threads
Reading and Activity Sheet: Intercultural Communication Holliday Blocks and Threads
Answers to Reading and Activity Sheet: Intercultural Communication Holliday Blocks and Threads
Student Reflections and Evaluations of Intercultural Communication Holliday Blocks and Threads
Teacher Reflections and Evaluations of Intercultural Communication Holliday Blocks and Threads