Cultural Jigsaw: Become an Expert!
All students will be divided into five equal groups - "Expert Groups". Once assigned a group, join your group and work together on a specific topic assigned to your group. Once each group finishes working on their specific topics, the groups will be reorganized into new groups. There will be only ONE Expert on a particular topic in each group. Each expert will teach the rest of the group his/her topic. By the end of the activity, all groups and group members will be competent in all topics.
Find your Expert Group and discuss the following:
- Provide a brief characteristic of the concept. What key words can you use to describe it to someone not familiar with this topic?
- In what way does it affect culture?
- Provide two examples of your particular cultural concept in a "real life"
- Provide two reasons why it is important to know about these concepts?
Cultural Jigsaw Expert Groups
Individualism vs. Collectivism
Monochronic vs. Polychronic Time
Direct and Indirect Verbal styles
Website and Resources
Definitions of I and C
How I/C Cultures Affect Education
What is Your Culture? I or C?
I vs. We Culture
Direct and Indirect Communication Style
Compare Direct and Indirect Communication Styles
Direct and Indirect Communication - Examples
Direct and Indirect Communication Video