The student recognizes the main elements that influence intercultural communication in general, but despite of this, their own communication style cannot be described as culturally sensitive. The student recognizes the existing challenges in intercultural work communities.
The student works fluently in an adaptable manner with culturally diverse people. They know the cultural characteristics and acknowledge them in their own communication, aiming to common understanding. The student recognizes the elements and significance of intercultural communication in business communication.
The student modifies their communication style according to the existing context and takes cultural features into consideration. They know the methods and codes of communication that are appropriate in transferring correct meanings. The student recognizes characteristics of different communication cultures and acts according to them. They observe and recognize cultural similarities and is competent in utilizing this knowledge in their own communication both in general and in the field of business.
1. At least one of the following:
- Chaker: The Finnish Miracle
- Willans: 101 Very Finnish Problems
- Taipale: 100 innovaatiota Suomesta
2. For the learning project related theories independent resource finding; a list of recommendations available from teachers
Setting individual learning objectives
Learning project with team, project plan and documenting learning outcomes
Getting familiar with theories
Organizing and participating in workshops
- Active participation throughout the course
(Absense from any session replaced in a productive way, agreed with the team)
- Assignment 1: independent work (learning contract) returned in schedule, implementation according to the assignment criteria
- Assignment 2 and 3: team work returned in schedule, implementation according to the assignment criteria
- Peer evalutation linked to individual learning (self-evaluation)
assignment 1 (learning contracts: document & presentation): pass/fail = done
assignment 2 (workshops): pass/fail = done
assignment 3a (project plan: document): pass/fail = done
assignment 3b (implementation of the project, podcast report): 0 - 5; 50 %
assignment 4a (self and peer evaluation filled): pass/fail = done
assignment 4b (average of peer evaluations): 0 - 5; 30 %
active participation in contact sessions and workshops 0 - 5; 20 %
01.09.2021 - 13.12.2021
03.05.2021 - 17.08.2021
15 - 40
Hanna Saraketo, Mari Rytisalo
Participation in online sessions is mandatory.
Passing the course requires teamwork.
Working-life related assignment modified by student's learning goals
3 credits requires appr. 81 hours of student's work
Introduction to intercultural communication
Getting to know Finnish culture
Setting individual learning objectives (learning contracs)
Project planning and implementation
Familiarization of theories
Organizing and participating in workshops
Presenting the project (podcast)
Reflection and peer feedback
Student hasn’t been active during contact sessions, returned assignments do not indicate familiarization to theories and do not include connection to practice. Student has not participated in team work.
Student has participated in contact sessions and shared his/her know-how to the rest of the study group. S/he has formulated learning goals for him/herself and for the team and is able to base them up with theories. S/he has participated in team work, but based on peer evaluation the participation has been on satisfactory level.
Student’s participation during contact sessions has mainly been on an active level and s/he has shared his/her know-how to the rest of the study group by utilizing dialogue. S/he has showed interest towards the themes of the course.
Student has formulated good quality learning goals for him/herself and for the team and is able to base them up with theories. S/he recognizes and in specific situations can apply central intercultural communication theories.
Based on peer evaluation s/he has been an active participant in teamwork, has been able to be goal-orientated and has influenced the atmosphere in the process of team project in a positive manner.
Student’s participation during contact sessions has been on an active level and s/he has shared his/her know-how to the rest of the study group by utilizing good quality dialogue. S/he has showed interest and also inspired other students towards learning and the themes of the course.
Student has formulated concrete, defined and well argumented learning goals for him/herself and for the team and is able to base them up with theories. S/he clearly knows and is able to apply central intercultural communication theories.
Based on peer evaluation s/he has been very active and persistent actor in teamwork, has been goal-orientated and has influenced the atmosphere in the process of team project in a positive manner.