Cultural Awareness


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Based on your chosen scenario, respond to each part of the project, listed below, using the Project Template, which is linked in the What to Submit section. Each scenario will require you to demonstrate your understanding of social justice, the benefits of intercultural collaboration and communication, and interpersonal communication strategies to navigate conflict. You will use the Scenario Profiles, linked in the Supporting Materials section, to support your work on the project. The Scenario Profiles document contains descriptions of the potential conflicts for each scenario.

Specifically, you must address the following:

Part One: Social Justice

In this section, you will provide a general introduction related to social justice to your guidebook. Address the following criteria in Part One.

· Explain the difference between  justice, fairness, and equality in the scenario.

· Describe how  bias can influence your perception of social justice in the scenario.

· Describe how  different narratives in society can impact your perception of social justice.

· Describe the  core principles of social justice in the scenario.

Part Two: Intercultural Communication and Collaboration

In this section, you will describe the benefits of intercultural communication and collaboration in the scenario. Address the following criteria in Part Two.

· Describe how you would demonstrate  cultural fluency in the scenario.

· Describe how cultural fluency benefits your  self-awareness.

· Describe how an  awareness of other cultures can benefit interpersonal communication with people in the scenario. 

· Describe how exposure to  diverse backgrounds can positively influence communication in the scenario. 

· Explain why an  awareness of diversity is beneficial to collaboration in the scenario. 

Part Three: Communication Strategies to Navigate Conflict

In this section, you will apply the concepts you shared in Parts One and Two to describe strategies you will use to navigate the conflict represented in the scenario. Address the following criteria in Part Three.

· Describe the components of the  conflict represented in the scenario.

· Describe different  interpersonal communication strategies that can be used in conflict resolution.

· Choose an appropriate  communication strategy you would employ in the scenario. Include an explanation of why you chose that communication strategy.

· Describe the potential  challenges of communication in the scenario.

· Describe the benefits and challenges of using  restorative practices to navigate the conflict in the scenario.

What to Submit

To complete this project, you must submit the following:

Submit the completed  Project Template  as a 3-to-5-page Microsoft Word document. No sources are required. Although Brightspace allows the addition of video notes in assignment submissions, you may not use the Video Note tool to complete this assignment.

Scenario - School

Extended Scenario from Project Guidelines and Rubric  You are interacting with a diverse group of peers this term who come from different cultures, socioeconomic statuses, ability levels, learning styles, career goals, and more. You are tasked with creating a guidebook that details the importance of social justice, cultural awareness, and communication strategies in the school setting. Your guidebook will begin by introducing the concepts of social justice in relation to the school setting. Then, it will describe how having an awareness of culture and diversity can positively impact communication and collaboration in school. Finally, it will model how to navigate one of the following conflicts by applying interpersonal communication strategies and restorative practices. Your guidebook will be passed down to new students.

Conflict #3 – Determining priorities  

You are a first-year college student and are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of the coursework, extracurricular activities, and your part-time job. You have a lot of assignments and projects due in the coming weeks, and you are finding it difficult to balance everything while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle and social life. Your close friend recommended that you meet with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor is from a different culture than you and suggests that you leave your part-time job. However, you need the job to help pay for college tuition and to remain in college.