Preparation
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Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 1 Chapter 1

cultural differences

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POWER DISTANCE INDEX (PDI)

INDIVIDUALISM VERSUS COLLECTIVISM (IDV)

MASCULINITY VERSUS FEMININITY (MAS)

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE INDEX (UAI)

LONG TERM ORIENTATION VERSUS SHORT TERM NORMATIVE ORIENTATION (LTO)

INDULGENCE VERSUS RESTRAINT (IVR)

Chapter overview

Total duration:

10-15 minutes

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Chapter goal:

The volunteer is able to recognise and understand cultural differences and knows how to deal with them. 

Lessons in this chapter:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Why is it important to know how to deal with cultural differences?
  • Lesson 3: What should I understand about cultural differences?
  • Lesson 4: Test your knowledge
  • Lesson 5: Apply your knowledge

ASSESSMENT:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Moment of reflection and evaluation

Next lesson: Why is it important to know how to deal with cultural differences?


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