I Explain about our first MMCE crisis
II Our Basic Country Information
This is the offial blog of MMCE, a "class" at a university in Japan. In this blog I will summarize what we accomplished in each meeting. In addition, this blog will serve as forum for MMCE members to exchange opinions about discussions we have had in the meetings.
Value identification exercises:
What value dimensions do you see in "Maybe we go ice skating"?
Uncertainty avoidance: The Japanese girls did not want to go ice skating, because they had never skated.
Collectivisim: The Japanese girls did not say their own opinions by themselves.
Masculinity(+): The Dutch students are assertive but the Japanese girls are not assertive.
Individualism: He is 一匹狼
Masculinity: He is assertive because he is aggressive towards his favorite girl.
II Reveal Countries for "Breaking Down National Stereotypes" DiscussionIII Symbols, Rituals, Heroes and Values
Preparation for next time:
Please read "maybe we go ice skating" and answer the following on this blog:
1) What were the values of the two groups and why did they conflict?
For meeting 5 we will discuss:
1. Heroes; 2. Rituals, 3. Values
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