关于2016.10.20创新创业学院学术讲座通知

发布时间:2016-10-20浏览次数:10



主讲题目:Intercultural Communication How cultures shape our experience of working in project teams  

主讲人:Prof. Jan Van Maele

时间:20161020日星期四,下午1520—1630

地点: 1310

联系人:罗俊   联系电话:5372 / 665578

  

Content:

From the observation at KU Leuven, Chinese students and home students often experience difficulties in collaborating with each other in project teams. Drawing on Professor Erin Meyer's Culture Map (2014), a selection of crucial cultural dimensions in project work (Communicating, Scheduling, Leading, Trusting) will be introduced. Next, the results of an extended workshop on project collaboration between Cuban and Flemish (Belgian) team members will be presented. Finally, we shall try together to position China on each dimension, and reveal what sort of difficulties Chinese students are likely to face when collaborating with others in project teams.

 

Profile:

Professor Jan Van Maele teaches language and communication at the Faculty of Engineering Technology (Campus Group T) of KU Leuven, Belgium. His main research interests are language assessment and intercultural communication, with a focus on the development of intercultural competences in study abroad and in engineering settings. Recent projects have included IEREST, for which several European universities collaborated in developing intercultural educational resources for exchange students and their teachers (http://www.ierest-project.eu/), and a cooperation project of the Flemish Interuniversity Council in Santiago de Cuba on strengthening foreign language skills for intercultural and international academic purposes. Jan Van Maele holds a MSc in TESOL from Central Connecticut State University (USA) and a PhD in language assessment from UCL (Belgium). Before he worked as a language teacher and teacher trainer in China (Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology) and Belgium, and for nine years he was adviser to the President of Group T Engineering College for strategy, internationalization and communication.