HUMS (= ‘humanities) Module WTF 101’Sensitivity in Inter-cultural Communication’,
Teachers in China are accorded a degree of deference that would embarrass their western counterparts, or me at least. I now know that students in
So my module aims to get the participants to observe the behaviour of people from other cultures, and on the assumption that in classrooms and boardrooms all involved are most likely exhibiting behaviour intended to be polite and cooperative, make intelligent deductions as to why that behaviour matters within their culture.
‘...and in this manner, ladies and gentlemen, we avoid stereotyping and culturism, and deepen our appreciation of diversity. Next week, gait. Observe if you will the sprightly step of the English lad: compare it to the sneaking Chinaman and the slouch of the Arab...'