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To prepare for this Application:

  • Review your Discussion posts from Week 1 about how

your beliefs, values, and norms are derived from your culture.

  • Review the major elements of cultural patterns in Chapter 4 of your course text:
    • Activity orientation
    • Social relations orientation
    • Self-orientation
    • World orientation
    • Time orientation
  • Use the Cultural Patterns Continuum document to analyze your orientations and those of your national culture for each of the five orientation categories.
  • Review the optional Walden Writing Center resource on effective PowerPoint presentations.
  • Submit by Day 6 a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

    • Compare your preferences in each dimension to those of your culture.
    • For the places where you marked yourself differently from your culture, explain what you believe accounts for these differences.
    • Explain why cultural patterns are effective for thinking about people from other cultures and understanding cultural differences.
    • Predict how knowledge of cultural patterns can be  applied to interaction with people from the culture you selected for your Final  Project.t


    Attached is the Cultural Patterns Continuum document.

    Week 3 Assignment Five Dimensions of Cultural Patterns Using the cultural pattern continuum below and the five major elements of cultural patterns described in the “An Overview of Cultural Patterns” section of Chapter 4 of the course text, complete this assessment by marking an X along the continuum where you see yourself and an O where you see your national culture. Example: Time Orientation How Do People Value Time? Scarce resource -------- X ----- O ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unlimited Fast pace ------------ O ------------ X ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Slow pace In the above example, the individual ( X ) believes that time is a fairly scarce resource— perhaps he is an extremely busy person and never has enough time to do everything. This person also sees time go by rather quickly. However, this person sees his national culture ( O ) in a slightly different light. The individual sees his national culture as believing that time is not as scarce a resource as he experiences it, but the national culture still sees time as scarce rather than unlimited. In terms of the pace of how time goes by, he sees his national culture believing that time goes by more quickly than he experiences it. In other words, the saying, “Time flies,” applies even more to his national culture in general than to him. Fill out the following dimensions of cultural patterns and consider your reasoning as you go along. You will use your results to formulate the 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint presentation for this Assignment due by Day 6 . Activity Orientation 1. Defining Activity Doing ---------------------------------------------------- Becoming --------------------------------------------------- Being Striving ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fatalistic Compulsive -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Easygoing 2. Evaluating Activity Techniques -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Goals Procedures -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ideals 3. Regard for and Handling Work An end in itself ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A means to other ends Separate from play ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Integrated with play A challenge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A burden Problem solving ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Coping with situations © 2014 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 1 of 3
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    Social Relations Orientation 1. Relating to Others As equals --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hierarchical Informal ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Formal Member of many groups ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Member of few groups Weak group identification ------------------------------------------------------------------ Strong group identification 2. Defining and Allocating Roles Achieved -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ascribed Gender roles similar -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gender roles distinct 3. Communicating with Others Directly ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Indirectly No intermediaries ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intermediaries 4. Basing Social Reciprocity Independence ---------------------------------------- Interdependence ----------------------------------- Dependence Autonomy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Obligation Self-Orientation 1. People Form Their Identities By themselves -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With others 2. How Changeable Is the Self? Changeable -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unchangeable Self-realization stressed ----------------------------------------------------------------- Self-realization not stressed 3. Source of Motivation for the Self Reliance on self --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reliance on others Rights --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Duties 4. The Kind of Person that is Valued and Respected Young ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aged Vigorous ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wise Innovative ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prominent Material attributes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spiritual Attributes © 2014 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 2 of 3
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