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  • Notes about the YWAM context: School of Strategic Mission – YWAM Nashville Monday 9:00 to 12:30, 1:30 to 3:20, with breaks (4.5 hours) Tuesday 9:00 to 12:30 (3 hours) Wednesday 1:30 to 4:30 (3 hour practicum) Thursday 9:00 to 12:30 (3 hours) Total: 10.5 hours of instruction plus a 3-hour practicum, over four days Combined Speaking notes and 20-page notetaking handout are available separately; both are in word files
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    1. 1. Becoming a Skilled Cultural Learner: A Bridge into your Host Culture Marti Smith
    2. 2. We navigate cities of relationships
    3. 3. You CAN learn your way around a culture and be comfortable there
    4. 4. You can learn to love people in ways they recognize Biblica
    5. 5. With the learner’s attitude, anyone can build relationships of trust and understanding Cultural Helpers
    6. 6. be a learner
    7. 7. <ul><li>Research can mean so many things </li></ul>What is ethnography?
    8. 8. <ul><li>Ethnography is learning from people, finding out what makes them tick, expressing interest in what is important to them, and letting them teach you to see the world from their point of view. </li></ul>What is ethnography?
    9. 9. Ethnography aims for their categories What is ethnography?
    10. 10. The Ethnographic Process <ul><li>1. Make observations </li></ul><ul><li>2. Find people to talk to </li></ul><ul><li>3. Start conversations </li></ul><ul><li>4. Build rapport / trust </li></ul><ul><li>5. Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>6. Write things down </li></ul><ul><li>7. Pool what you learn </li></ul><ul><li>8. Respond to what you learn </li></ul>What is ethnography?
    11. 11. Get in the game Participant observation
    12. 12. Others will receive you as you show you want to relate to them Participant observation
    13. 13. Every society has layers and boundaries Social Stratification
    14. 14. We want to know which boundaries are the most meaningful. Social Stratification
    15. 15. <ul><li>Identity </li></ul>Social Stratification
    16. 16. People are tied together in relationships Social Structure
    17. 17. <ul><li>This culture under construction </li></ul>Social dynamics
    18. 18. Get invited in Cultural Helpers
    19. 19. Start a conversation Cultural Helpers
    20. 20. Ask questions (and listen aggressively) Cultural Helpers
    21. 21. Direction and detours Cultural Helpers
    22. 22. Descriptive (open-ended) questions are a good place to start <ul><ul><li>Grand Tour : broad overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me about… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini Tour : more detailed exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you help me understand more about… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience and Example : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you share with me when … </li></ul></ul>Asking Questions
    23. 23. Using different kinds of questions helps you gain a broad perspective <ul><ul><li>Structural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’ve heard… you mentioned… are there others? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the differences between…? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Folk tales, stories, jokes, songs, proverbs, life histories, etc. </li></ul></ul>Asking Questions
    24. 24. Recording information helps you to process what you are learning Taking Notes
    25. 25. <ul><li>ART Fine arts </li></ul><ul><li>ASI Associations/institutions </li></ul><ul><li>CLS Class/caste/community </li></ul><ul><li>CMN Communication </li></ul><ul><li>DAY Daily routine </li></ul><ul><li>DEC Decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>DEM Demographics/statistics </li></ul><ul><li>ECN Economy </li></ul><ul><li>EDC Education </li></ul><ul><li>ENT Entertainment and recreation </li></ul><ul><li>ETH Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>EVG History of “E” </li></ul><ul><li>EVT Events (not holidays) </li></ul><ul><li>FAM Family </li></ul><ul><li>HEO Heroes </li></ul><ul><li>HOL Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>HST History & cultural change </li></ul><ul><li>JOK Jokes </li></ul><ul><li>KIN Kinship </li></ul>LNG Language/dialect LDR Leadership MAR Marriage MIG Migration MOD Modernization NBR Neighborhoods/regions NET Networks OCC Occupation OFF Offensive/aberrant behavior POL Politics and gov’t structures PRB Societal problems REC Receptivity REO Region of origin RLB Religious beliefs RLP Religious practices RLO Religious occupations SEC Secularization STR Stories and myths STS Status, prestige URB Urbanization WEN Worker entry strategies Taking Notes
    26. 26. Work together to interpret your findings Interpreting Findings

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