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How to Become An Intelligent Cultural Learner? Michael Goh, Ph.D. Associate Professor Comparative and International Development Education Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota
The world is a book, of which those who stay in one place read only one page St. Augustine
U-Curve Model of Cultural Adjustment Lysgaard, S. (1955). Adjustment in a foreign society: Norwegian Fulbright Scholars visiting the United States. International Social Science Bulletin, 7, Everything is beautiful Everything is awful (Culture Shock) (Culture Shock) Everything is OK
Cultural Adjustment Curve Everything is new, exciting & different Frustration/annoyance with everyday differences Surface adjustment Confronting deeper cultural/personal issues Adaptation/assimilation Level of Comfort and Satisfaction
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle,
7 Culture American Psychological Association (2002). Guidelines for Multicultural Education and Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists. Washington, DC: Author. The belief systems and value orientations that influence customs, norms, practices, and social institutions, including psychological processes (language, care taking practices, media, educational systems) and organizations; Fiske, Kitayama, Markus, & Nisbett, 1998). Culture is fluid and dynamic, and that there are both cultural universal phenomena as well as culturally specific or relative constructs.
Paul Little: Know Why You Believe Is Christianity Rational? Is There a God? Is Christ God? Did Christ Rise from the Dead? Is the Bible Gods Word? Are Bible Documents Reliable? Does Archaeology Verify What the Bible Says? Are Miracles Possible? Do Science and ChristianityAgree? Why Does God Allow Suffering and Evil? Does Christianity Differ From Other World Religions?
Other Resources Ravi Zacharias: Jesus Among Other Gods Greg Boyd: Letters From A Skeptic Frank Morison: Who Moved the Stone? Fritz Ridenour: So Whats the Difference? Josh McDowell –Evidence That Demands A Verdict Volumes 1 & 2 –More Than A Carpenter –Reasons Skeptics Should Consider Christianity (with Don Stewart)
Charles W. Colson
Francis A. Schaeffer The God Who Is There: The Book That Makes Sense Out of your World Escape from Reason He is There and He is Not Silent
Discussion Questions What can I do to maximize my cultural learning while in the United States? What can I do to maximize my cultural learning about my international visitors? Am I interested in learning about Christianity or other religions as part of my cultural learning? Can I be a Christian and culturally intelligent at the same time?
AND personal journey Thank you for listening and my very best wishes for your academic, professional AND personal journey