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Defining Culture <ul><li>D. Bambic </li></ul><ul><li>www.yourlearningcurve.com </li></ul>
1.  Culture is Learned <ul><li>We learn everything about our culture from parents, peers, media and other socializing inst...
Culture - a brain shaper http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/08/culture-shapes/
What do you consider FOOD? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6419041.stm
2.  Culture is Shared
Culture emerges from interaction, experiences and shared meaning
Shared Symbols
3.  Culture is Transmitted <ul><li>literature </li></ul><ul><li>stories -oral traditions in pre-literate societies </li></...
4.  Culture is Cumulative <ul><li>Each generation changes, refines and defines culture.  As societies evolve, these change...
5. Culture is Human
<ul><li>While animals are social and live in groups with clearly defined behaviour.... </li></ul>
They are not cultural. Genetics allows us to use language but culture gives us a reason and purpose to communicate across ...
What has your culture taught you?
Would  you  still be  yourself  if you had been born Chinese? or The other sex?
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  1. 1. Defining Culture <ul><li>D. Bambic </li></ul><ul><li>www.yourlearningcurve.com </li></ul>
  2. 2. 1. Culture is Learned <ul><li>We learn everything about our culture from parents, peers, media and other socializing institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes values, attitudes, world views, language etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture = perception </li></ul>
  3. 3. Culture - a brain shaper http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/08/culture-shapes/
  4. 4. What do you consider FOOD? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6419041.stm
  5. 5. 2. Culture is Shared
  6. 6. Culture emerges from interaction, experiences and shared meaning
  7. 7. Shared Symbols
  8. 8. 3. Culture is Transmitted <ul><li>literature </li></ul><ul><li>stories -oral traditions in pre-literate societies </li></ul><ul><li>media </li></ul><ul><li>institutions </li></ul>
  9. 9. 4. Culture is Cumulative <ul><li>Each generation changes, refines and defines culture. As societies evolve, these changes are passed (or not) down to the next generation. </li></ul><ul><li>How has the computer changed us? What will the next generation be like? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 5. Culture is Human
  11. 11. <ul><li>While animals are social and live in groups with clearly defined behaviour.... </li></ul>
  12. 12. They are not cultural. Genetics allows us to use language but culture gives us a reason and purpose to communicate across the generations, ages and epochs.
  13. 13. What has your culture taught you?
  14. 14. Would you still be yourself if you had been born Chinese? or The other sex?
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