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Session XII Cultural values

Values

Total Time:

Goals:

- To get in touch with our own value system.

- To see what we have learned so far about host country cultural values.

- To explore commonalities and differences.

- To find ways of accepting cultural differences.

Overview

In this session, trainees will he asked to list their own cultural values. For many this will be a repeat, hut the purpose here is to see how many more of their own values they have identified since living in host country and to look at host country cultural values, so that trainees can begin to see commonalities and differences. Finally, trainees will be seeking ways to accept the differences. This lays the ground work for extension work training later in the program.

Exercise

1. Cultural value explorations: mine, ours, theirs, acceptance.

Materials Flip charts, marker pens, tape.

Exercise I: Cultural values: An Exploration - Mine, Ours, Theirs, Acceptance

Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Overview

To explore different cultural systems. Find ways to accept the differences.

 

Procedures

Time

Activities

 

Trainer posts on newsprint the following diagram:

5 minutes

BELIEFS

 

CULTURE

 

VALUES

 

BEHAVIOR

 

Give a brief lecture stating that values are not good or bad that they just are. The reason we want to take a good look at our cultural values in this session is to start at just basically a very general point - culture. The unique lifestyles of a particular group of people is a learned behavior that is communicable. We are able to see two very key concepts of culture. It is communicable, thank goodness. It means you can learn something about it. Because if it were not communicable, we would have nothing to do here today or for the rest of your volunteer service. To learn about the behavior of others is also very meaningful, not only in a social sense, but in a management sense, because I think it is important for people to understand the influence that environment has on culture, on you and understand that you are not "born" with a culture. You can be born into a culture but you are not born a culture, if I could make that distinction.

 

Another positive aspect of learned behavior says to us that we can also not only broaden our appreciation of other cultures but broaden our ability to participate in other cultures, in another cultural milieu.

 

To start our participation in this culture we need to go back to ourselves and then come forward.

 

2. Trainer asks trainees to make a list of their own cultural values. You may have done this before so it will he easy.

15 minutes

You may also notice that you have gotten in touch with values you were unaware of since coming to host country.

30 minutes

3. Trainer now asks participants to form groups of four. Share their lists of cultural values and look for similarities and differences in their lists.

15 minutes

4. Trainer now asks group to share their differences and write them on newsprint. Then asks for ways in which we accept differences in our own culture.

20 minutes

5. Trainer now asks groups to list as many cultural values of the host country as they can. Trainer asks that after they have completed this list, they once again check for commonalities and differences.

15 minutes

6. Trainer now asks the groups to make a list on newsprint of ideas they may have for accepting these differences.

Trainer's Note: List generated from pilot program is included as a guide.

15 minutes

7. Trainer now requests that small groups share with large groups their ideas. Trainer now leads discussion of how these ideas can be used in the volunteer experience.

List of Ways of Accepting Differences

Adjust to environment.

- Have respect for culture and customs.

- Cultural sensitivity.

- Patience.

- Be outgoing.

- Empathy.

- Introspection.

- Be flexible enough to (tolerate, accept) values different from our own.

- Educate ourselves to explain motives for values.

- Realize our values are as different to them as theirs to us.

- Conformity/compromise.

- Understanding that the differences are deeprooted and cultural.

- Ability to modify outward behavior without modifying inward values.

- Keep an open mind, culturally and personally.

- Good sense of humor (able to laugh at self).