Thursday, December 10, 2009

Just what am I teaching these kids anyway?

So I teach an Intercultural Communications class and as part of the course, we try and make the students aware of stereotypes and prejudices that they may have or may face when going overseas.

I gave them a quiz and as review, I tested them on some key terms that they learned at the beginning of the course.

When asked to define the term stereotype and give an example, one of my students (a gal from Guangdong) came up with this gem:

2. stereotype refers to a selection process that is used to organize and symplify the perception of others. For example, many people think middle east people are terrorism Black always stealing


1 comment:

Tawny said...

sounds like stuff my mom would say...