Create virtual space that offers credit for people to take steps in understanding each other
By hearing real-life stories, people can identify and critically analyze the stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination faced by people who are considered outside social norms. The learning goals of this assignment are to enhance students' critical thinking, cultural competency, and attitudes towards groups of difference .Web-based video allows for the interview relationship. The interviews focus on experiences of: Stereotypes, prejudice, or discrimination that interviewees may have encountered in their life or Intergroup dynamics,
Identification of how their characteristic of "difference" had affected the way others perceived and treated them and how they felt about themselves.
What does it mean to you to be a member of this cultural or ethnic group?
When and how did you become aware of your membership in this cultural or ethnic group?
Do you believe there are stereotypes associated with your group? If so, what are these stereotypes, and when did you become aware of them?
Have you been personally affected by prejudice and/or racism?
What suggestions can you offer to encourage mutual respect among various cultural groups?
What would you like others to know about being a member of your cultural group?
All who use the app get 10 tokens to give to the conflict “partner”. One per gesture, with the opportunity for the partner to get another half token for responding.
Once all tokens have been used, a new series of 10 ‘journey man’ tokens appear, the next 10 “leader”, the next 10, “expert”, the next “guru”, etc…
Every time a conflict “partner” responds, the initiator gets a response token (which gets counted and added to their index).
Tokens for being conflict “partner” reflect extra credit for openness stature. They also progress as above (so each individual will have 2 scores (giving and responding)
Look at Klout.com to get an idea.