Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Management, clip 4 of 13

Place-based WAC/WID Hui
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Brief excerpt from interview: When we talk about culture, people will remember taking shoes off, not taking shoes off, and their own sort of experience making the mistake . . . I do stress the point about how culture is to be learned behaviorally . . . coming from Nepal I was not comfortable giving a lei to a woman and kissing her, and so I put myself into those situations, and now I feel comfortable. It's taken me 20 years, but the point is, I know of colleagues that still don't do it . . . but the other people . . . who come from the mainland, then they are able to bring their stories and their interactions in Hawaiʻi, about how they acted there and here, so place does come in when people bring their experience.
This item includes a segment of an instructor interview in a Writing Intensive course in Management at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2013, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question 'What observations on course dynamics and discussions do you have?'
place-based writing, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, Writing Intensive courses, scholarship of teaching and learning, writing pedagogy, general education requirements, kind of learning, educational context, socialization, identity, kind of learning, lei, local assimilation, cultural customs, learned behavior, experiential learning, Nepal, culture, shoe wearing practices, learned behavior, gender, study abroad
Bhawuk, Dharm. 'Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Management, clip 4 of 13.' Interview with Jim Henry and Dawne Bost. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
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