Intercultural Thinking for Intercultural Communication

When: (3 weeks) May 29, 2-4 pm; June 5, 2-4 pm; June 12, 2-4 pm
Where: Grad Room, 66 Harbord St.

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Differences in expectations and modes of communicating can be a major source of friction in the classroom, lab, and in workplaces more generally.

The aim of this workshop is to challenge students to (re)think about culture; to recognize the working of culture in their daily interactions with others; and to develop strategies for communicating and understanding across cultural differences.

The workshop series will include short lectures, discussion, and experiential activities. 3 x 2 hour sessions for two GPS credits. There will be a small amount (5-10 minutes) of recommended listening or watching (e.g., podcast or a YouTube video) before each session. There will also be a bit of “homework” between the sessions, but this will revolve around observing and reflecting upon interactions or events in daily life.


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