Intercultural encounters seminars

28 November 2013 Framing My Name

Presented by Dr Margaret Kumar and Dr Fengqi Qian

Margaret led an insightful discussion reflecting on "names, their idiosyncrasies, power and problems".

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Framing My Name Powerpoint Presentation

The content for this seminar was taken from the book, "Framing my Name: Extending Educational Boundaries".

10 September 2013 Conversations about Race and Racism

Presented by Associate Professor Yin Paradies

Yin led an insightful discussion about race and racism where ideas of culture and identity and definitions of race were considered.

 

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30 May 2013 Culture shock

Presented by Dr Vince Marotta and Mr Roman Ruzbacky

Five international students (from Indonesia, Thailand, Peru and Colombia), who are currently studying at the Deakin University English Language Institute, will share their experiences about cultural differences. These will be discussed in relation to significance in their respective cultures (ie as relates to culture, history etc).

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27 March 2013 Cultural perceptions

Presented by Dr Rebecca Fanany and Dr Lin Zheng

Our presenters will discuss the topic in relation to language, culture and how people think. They will ask:

  • How do people communicate across cultures
  • How can we better understand people who express themselves differently
  • How do we build up intercultural communicative skills

They will set about interpreting some common misunderstandings and dispelling myths.

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