1. Values and Power distance
Our definition:For the people in large power distance societies there is a far distance( inequality)between members of a group. It is natural.
II Values (20 minutes)
Should fighting among kinds be tolerated?
4. Uncertainty Avoidance
Can teachers say, “I don’t know”?
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.
III Explanation of Breaking Down National Stereotypes Discussion
Directions on how to do the survey
IV Preparation for next meeting:
1. Invite your guest to the MMCE discussion (MMCE Guest Invitation)
2. Go to the >CIA World Factbook
As a group find out the following information for your country. Be prepared to report your information in the next meeting:
Area: (How much bigger is the area than Japan?)
Current environmental issues:
Infant Mortality rate
Country Name (conventional long form)
GDP per capita
Population below poverty line
3. Go to this site and take a geography quiz of your region. Be prepared for a geography challenge for the next MMCE.