Discussion/ Video Explaining Biases




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Step 1:  Watch and take notes on the two videos in this module (Yassmin Abdel Magied’s TED Talk ( https://www.ted.com/talks/yassmin_abdel_magied_what_does_my_headscarf_mean_to_you?language=en ), and

Jane Elliott’s Blue Eyes Brown Eyes ( https://vimeo.com/153858146 )


Step 2 :  In a 200-300 word post, reflect on one important take-away from each of these videos.  From those two take-aways you identify, choose one that is most important (essential) to improving intercultural communication and explain  how you will apply it to your intercultural interactions.  Provide a specific example of how you will/could apply it.


Step 3 :  Read at least 5 of your colleagues’ initial responses.  Choose 2 to comment to. Each comment should be at least 100 words in length and add to the conversation (reflect on their experience, add your own examples, respectfully debate what is said, etc.)  Often a student will choose to comment on a response that was most helpful to them in understanding the course material better or one that they found interesting or intriguing.




1. 10 pts – Complete initial response – Initial response demonstrates analysis (see Analyzing versus Summarizing in Modules.) Initial response is fully developed addressing the question with adequate examples from the assigned reading and thoughtful explanation of why or how. A complete initial response is a minimum of 200 words in length.

1. 10 pts – Two comments to colleagues – Often a student will choose to comment on a response that was most helpful in understanding the course material better or one that is particularly interesting or intriguing. Each comment to a colleague adequately explains why you found your colleague’s response helpful, interesting or intriguing and be at least 100 words in length.

1. 5 pts – Appropriate integration of course concepts and terms – Initial response appropriately integrates course terminology and concepts from class materials.

1. 5 pts – Organization, evidence of proofreading, spelling checked and proper capitalization – Posts are carefully proofread, organized, free of spelling errors, typos and fragments and follow capitalization conventions