Toolclip introductionIn this Toolclip you can explore the impact of different communication patterns on interactions across cultural differences. It provides you with one film clip, discussion manual and debrief questions to engage your students in short peer-to-peer dialogues.
Video summary: The students have a group discussion about communication patterns they see within the Moroccan culture and how it differs from US American conversation patterns.
Possible points for discussion
- What examples do you see of differences within the Moroccan student group?
- In what ways are these communication styles different to your experience of American student groups?
- What behaviors do students at your campus use to open communications with each other?
Detailed suggestions for how to use in class can be found in the facilitator manual. You may also find it helpful to learn about our educational approach.
This toolclip comes from our Study Abroad Toolkit, which was developed in partnership with the SIT Graduate Institute. The video is an excerpt of our feature film Crossing Borders (70 min) which explores the transformative impact of intercultural friendships on stereotypes and preconceptions.