Cross-Cultural Virtual Exchange: Innovative Learning For Social Change, 2018 Lesley University
Cross-Cultural Virtual Exchange: Innovative Learning For Social Change, Jo Anne Hart
Lesley University Community of Scholars Day
I want to demo for my Lesley colleagues the cross-cultural virtual exchange that my undergrad students are taking part in for 8-weeks this semester. Each Lesley student in my Modern Middle East History course is matched into a weekly two-hour live video discussion group of about 12-15 other undergraduate students living in the Middle East, Europe, and around the US. This is a structured, moderated, synchronous international forum with a trained facilitator run by an international non-profit called Soliya.
Intended as a deep-dive into diversity and difference, this innovative approach allows students to “explore how their identity impacts the way ...
Beyond The Battle Lines: Channeling Curiosity, Humility, And Platinum During Racial Strife, 2018 Waubonsee Community College
Beyond The Battle Lines: Channeling Curiosity, Humility, And Platinum During Racial Strife, Tiye Sherrod
Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)
The goal of this program is to discuss how curiosity, humility, and platinum empathy can be used to discuss racial issues, particularly when emotions are running high. Often times, individuals who identify as white make honest attempts to be allies and often get blindsided by things like white guilt, white obliviousness, etc. that derail their efforts. In addition, people of color who are attempting to express their frustration with interpersonal microaggressions find themselves having difficulty being heard through their hurt and discontent. Although these miscommunications are not intentional, they can still do harm to everyone involved in the exchange. Learning ...
Trivialized Content, Elevated From: Aesthetics Of Secrecy In Turkish Politics In The 2000s, 2018 University at Buffalo, SUNY
Trivialized Content, Elevated From: Aesthetics Of Secrecy In Turkish Politics In The 2000s, Doruk Tatar
Secrecy and Society
This essay will first provide a brief history of the Islamist party's coming to power by means of its effective use of a populist imagery. The paper will then focus on the emergence of a new regime of secrecy in Turkish politics by looking at two high-profile legal cases, Ergenekon and the “Cosmic Room,” in which one can observe the blueprints of a struggle between different factions for taking over the state. During the investigations, secret documents about the wrongdoings of the secular establishment were leaked to and widely covered by the media. Sober debates on the contents of ...
Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, 2018 Winthrop University
Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin
(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)
This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.
Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...
Microfinance: Combating World Poverty One Small Business At A Time, 2018 Liberty University
Microfinance: Combating World Poverty One Small Business At A Time, Alison Basney
Senior Honors Theses
Poverty is a major problem that reaches millions of people around the world. Although many organizations and individuals work daily to combat this, much of the work done to reduce poverty lacks sustainability and serves only to remedy to the effects of poverty, rather than create a solution to the causes of poverty. Microfinance can be very basically defined as the provision of banking to the impoverished who would not otherwise have access to these services. This purpose of this thesis is to show that microfinance is the ideal solution to the poverty problem by using research and evidence from ...
Life Being An International Student In The United States: Acculturation, Culture Shock, And Identity Transformation, 2017 The University of San Francisco
Life Being An International Student In The United States: Acculturation, Culture Shock, And Identity Transformation, Lai Yan Vivyan Lam
The population of international students at community colleges in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade. International students play a big role in building the cultural diversity on campus by bringing over different cultures and sharing their global perspective to the local community. However, they often face challenges adapting into American culture due to cultural differences in education system, language, lifestyle, etc. By looking into the acculturation process of international students to analyze the culture shock and cultural identity changes they experienced, this paper intends to seek ways to help this group of students to ease their ...
Back To The Future: The Expanding Field Of Latin-American Science Fiction, 2017 Iowa State University
Back To The Future: The Expanding Field Of Latin-American Science Fiction, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira
Rachel Haywood Ferreira
This article examines the exponential growth of the field of Latin American science fiction in recent years, first through an evaluation of a series of critical/historical studies of the genre, and then by tracing the textual histories of a number of the region's earliest works of sf. The contemporary interest in identifying, retrolabeling, and republishing the works that form the local roots of Latin American science fiction is indicative of the growing maturity of the genre there, as it stems from a desire to understand the nature and extent of participation in this global yet Northern-centered genre in ...
Exploring Strategies For Teaching Creatively Online, 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Exploring Strategies For Teaching Creatively Online, Conny Van Der Wouw
Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects
The way we learn and teach is changing. There is more emphasis on collaboration and personalization of the learning. Teaching online is becoming common. For my Master’s project I have developed a product that will help designing and delivering teaching programs creatively through the use of online learning opportunities. The product discusses the opportunities and challenges of a creative climate when teaching online and provides strategies to develop creativity during the online learning process. It is developed with the use of the Torrance Incubation Model of Teaching and Learning (TIM) and Ekvall’s ten dimensions of a creative climate ...
Rebranding Visual Feedback As A Product-Making The Unspeakable Visible, 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Rebranding Visual Feedback As A Product-Making The Unspeakable Visible, Nicolette Wever
Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects
Rebranding Visual Feedback as a Product
Why do visuals work and why do they have such impact on the process of change? Because visuals connect directly with feelings, they have the power to improve the life of others. They have the power to improve and enrich communication. They have the power to handle information overload and they have the power to bridge cultural differences. ‘Images speak louder than words’ because images are connected with emotions in our long term memory. When ten different persons look at one single image, they see ten different things. Like a mirror, the ...
The Effects Of Culture On International Advertising Appeals: A Cross-Cultural Content Analysis Of U.S. And Japanese Global Brands, 2017 University of Nebraska – Lincoln
The Effects Of Culture On International Advertising Appeals: A Cross-Cultural Content Analysis Of U.S. And Japanese Global Brands, Dan Zhao
Professional Projects from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications
An international advertising campaign can be standardized in creative strategy, but localized in execution. As an integral part of the execution, advertising appeals should be tailored to local culture to maximize the effectiveness of international advertising campaigns while minimizing cost. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether advertising appeals mirror predicable differences in cultural values.
This study is based on the influential Hofstede model (Hofstede, 2001; Hofstede & Mooij, 2010), which distinguishes cultures according to six dimensions. While individualism and collectivism have been widely discussed in published studies, other dimensions that are also important indicators of advertising appeals have ...
Interns Matter: Maximizing Integration Of Interns Into Community Agencies, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay
Interns Matter: Maximizing Integration Of Interns Into Community Agencies, Valerie Garcia
Capstone Projects and Master's Theses
Hope Services is a non-profit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities in six counties. Over the years, there have been many agencies that have formed connections with Hope Services. One of these collaborative partnerships has been with CSU Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) integration of interns through their field placement program. However, recently former Hope Services South District Manager, Greg Dinsmore, witnessed a lack of utilization and integration of interns across all Hope Services agencies. Through firsthand experience as a mentor, he witnessed the benefits of utilizing interns and saw the need for further advocacy and support for the integration of ...
Intercultural Communication In The Hospitality And Tourism Industry: A Study Of Message Design Logic Across Two Cultures, 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Intercultural Communication In The Hospitality And Tourism Industry: A Study Of Message Design Logic Across Two Cultures, Rachelle Ng
SHA Latin Honors Theses
This research explores the relationship between cultural background and communication to increase understanding of intercultural workplaces in the hospitality and tourism industry. Questionnaires were given to industry workers in the United States and Singapore to survey their communication styles and communication preferences. This study reveals that industry workers in the United States and in Singapore differed in the messages they sent but shared similar perception of messages. Results also show a modification in communication strategies used by the Singaporean group when the message recipient’s power status changed from a supervisor to subordinate while the American group remained consistent. The ...
Kiasu And Creativity In Singapore: An Empirical Test Of The Situated Dynamics Framework, 2017 Singapore Management University
Kiasu And Creativity In Singapore: An Empirical Test Of The Situated Dynamics Framework, Chi-Ying Cheng, Ying-Yi Hong
Research Collection School of Social Sciences
This article investigateshow Singaporeans’ creativity is influenced by Kiasu, an indigenous construct corresponding to fear of losing out.We examine the impacts of Kiasu on creativity, both as a personal value and a sharedcultural norm in four studies. Study 1 showed that Singaporeans’ Kiasu value endorsementpredicts lower individual creativity. Study 2 demonstrated that this negativerelationship is mediated by a self-regulatory focus on prevention. Study 3further showed the impacts of Kiasu as a personal value and a cultural norm byfinding a significant three-way interaction effect of Kiasu prime, personalKiasu value endorsement, and need for cognitive closure on participants’creativity. Study 4 ...
Creating Spaces Revisited: Students' Perspectives On International And Multi(Inter)Cultural Public Relations Education, 2017 Murray State University
Creating Spaces Revisited: Students' Perspectives On International And Multi(Inter)Cultural Public Relations Education, Kiaya Young
In a global market employees need the skills to be able to work in a multicultural market. International public relation skills are becoming a necessity. Public Relations practitioners are educated on various fundamental skills through their educational programs, but there has been a lack of international and multi(inter)cultural education. This paper is a restudy of Nilajana Bardhan’s 2003 study Creating Spaces for International and Multi(inter)cultural Perspectives in Undergraduate Public Reactions Education.
Buku Ajar Komunikasi Lintas Budaya, 2017 Tarumanagara University
Buku Ajar Komunikasi Lintas Budaya, Suzy Suzanna Azeharie, Wulan Purnama Sari, Sinta Paramita
Wulan Purnama Sari
No abstract provided.
Men’S Rights Activists And The Ray Rice Domestic-Violence Case: Using Critical Communication Pedagogy To Counter Hegemonic Masculinity, 2017 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Men’S Rights Activists And The Ray Rice Domestic-Violence Case: Using Critical Communication Pedagogy To Counter Hegemonic Masculinity, David H. Kahl
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD
Some groups in society communicate in ways that attempt to marginalize others. One such group is the Men’s Rights Activists (MRA) who use language to attempt to normalize the subjugation of women through its rejection of feminism. This activity is designed to engage students in a dialogue about MRA’s response to the domestic-violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice and his fiancé, Janay Palmer, in a hotel elevator. Specifically, the activity allows students to learn about MRA members and their hegemonic ideology, to examine/view the domestic-violence incident, and to use critical-communication pedagogy (CCP) as a ...
Using Social Lubricants To Increase Conversationality, 2017 Western Governors University
Using Social Lubricants To Increase Conversationality, Nathaniel Simmons
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD
Responding to the epidemic of the dying art of conversation (Asha, 2014; Barnwell, 2014 April), this activity constructs a space in which students tap into social lubricants as a conversational, artistic tool to increase conversational skills. Inspired by Monahan & Lannutti’s (2000) social lubricant work, this study views social lubricants— any object or action that facilitates social interaction, such as a dog or a compliment— as a vital resource that merits pedagogical attention. After completing a role-play in which students tap into a social lubricant to achieve an assigned goal, students will be able to: (a) define social lubricants; (b) describe the utility of social lubricants in social interaction; and (c) critically appraise ways in which using social lubricants can lessen communication apprehension.
Social Justice Storytelling: Giving Our Students More Than Just An Education In Speech, 2017 University of South Florida
Social Justice Storytelling: Giving Our Students More Than Just An Education In Speech, Phillip E. Wagner
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD
In an effort to highlight the practical and relevant applications of public speaking, this activity was designed to give students a safe space to discuss current social justice issues. Beginning with an open-ended narrative prompt, this activity requires students to take turns building upon a social justice narrative, giving them an opportunity to practice confident delivery and healthy dissent while also further enhancing public speaking skills and fostering a social-justice orientation.
“Symbols Are Important”: Nation-States And The Images On Our Money, 2017 Northwest Missouri State University
“Symbols Are Important”: Nation-States And The Images On Our Money, John R. Katsion
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD
Visual rhetoric has been an area of growing interest for those within the communication field, and this study aims to add to that body of work. One area within the study of visual rhetoric is the everyday, mundane images produced by nation-states, and more narrowly, the images on a nation’s currency. Traditionally, scholars who study images on currency have seen them through the lens of state-as-pedagogue—in other words, that the state is using that “sacred space” to teach their citizenry. Political theorist and scholar Jacques E.C. Hymans (2204, 2010) challenges this notion, and instead posits that nation-states ...
Lessons From The Field: Culturally Competent Support For Family, Friend And Neighbor Caregivers In Seattle, 2017 Refugee Women's Alliance
Lessons From The Field: Culturally Competent Support For Family, Friend And Neighbor Caregivers In Seattle, Mergitu Argo, Hueiling Chan, Christina Malecka
Occasional Paper Series
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) and Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) both have many years of experience working with Seattle/King County's immigrant communities. ReWA and CISC participate in an initiative to support family, friend and neighbor caregivers and promote the value of kith and kin care. They have learned valuable lessons about culturally respectful, empowering, and meaningful support and communication with caregivers. This paper highlights the nine most important factors they have found for creating a culturally inclusive support program for family, friend and neighbor caregivers.