Cultural Competence In Culture

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Cultural competence is a set of values and principles that prove behaviors, attitudes, policies that come together in a system or organization that enables them to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. According to Chapter 3, Culture can be defined as “cultural relativism is the practice of assessing a culture by its own standards rather than viewing it through the lens of one’s own culture.” Additionally, in Chapter 3, a culture can be adapted to by “practicing cultural relativism” which “requires an open mind and a willingness to consider, and even adapt to, new values and norms.” Ethnocentrism is the assessments of other cultures according to biases inventing in the values and customs of one’s own culture. Cultural universals are…show more content…
Lastly, Cultures are very different from one another for example “an exchange student from China might be annoyed by the constant interruptions in class as other students ask questions – a practice that is considered rude in China.”
• Identify at least three verbal or nonverbal cues to pay attention to during communication with people from other cultures and how best to respond to these unfamiliar cultural cues:

1. Some Nonverbal cues to pay attention during communication with people from other cultures, is to pay attention to body movements, facial expressions, gestures, eye contact. For example, if a person is smiling often it represents happiness.
2. Some Verbal cues to pay attention during communication with people from other cultures, is body language, tone, inflexion and other elements of voice. For example, if a person is raising their voice it often means they are upset and not happy.

• Give and analyze at least three situations in which culture plays an important role in people’s relations (can be hypothetical or drawn from personal experience):

1. Culture and society go together. Each society is distinct from each other; each society is exclusive because it has its own way of life, called culture. It includes our attitude, morals, values, beliefs, ideas
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