Level 1 Content Questionnaire - English

Level 1 Content Questionnaire - English

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  • Step 2 - Level 1 - Content Questionnaire 

    This questionnaire is an on-line evaluation that helps determine your ICL content knowledge and how you can apply that knowledge within your AFS role.

    A few things to keep in mind:

    - Completing the Content Questionnaire takes on average 5 hours. You can save your work and come back to it; however, we recommend that you also save your work in Microsoft Word;

    - Feel free to reference the reading folder and any handouts given to you at the workshop when filling out the Content Questionnaire.You can also exchange ideas and collaborate with other QT candidates, but please keep in mind that your answers must be in your own words. You will not receive points if an answer is copied and pasted from the reading material or from another source;

    - Finally, make sure you answer all questions in each cluster (for example: a, b and c).

  • AFS Mission + orientation and support work (3 pts)

    a) What is the AFS mission? (1 pt)

    b) How is the AFS Mission connected to support and orientation? (2 pts)

  • AFS Student Learning Journey (3 pts)

    a) Give a brief description of the AFS Student Learning Journey (1 pt)

    b) What are some key touch points within the Journey? (1 pt)

    c) Choose one of the touch points and explain its importance within the Journey. (1 pt)

  • The concept of the “Unfinished Product” (3 pts)

    a) In your own words, how would you explain the concept of the “Unfinished Product”? (1 pt)

    b) How does this concept relate to the AFS Student Learning Journey? (1 pt)

    c) How does this concept apply to us as AFS staff or volunteers? (1 pt)

  • The Iceberg Model of Culture (3 pts)

    a) In your own words, how would you describe the Iceberg Model of culture? (1 pt)

    b) Choose an artifact from your national culture – What cultural artifact did you chose and why did you chose it? (1 pt)

    c) How does this artifact represent a cultural value? (1 pt)

  • Stereotypes and Generalizations (2 pts)

    a) In your own words, what are the fundamental differences between stereotypes and generalizations? (1 pt)

    b) What are the benefits and limitations of generalizations? (1 pt)

  • Cultural Values and Dimensions (3 pts)

    a) Choose and describe two of Geert Hofstede's cultural dimensions that you find helpful in understanding your own culture (2 pts)

    b) How are these dimensions related to your own culture? (1 pt)

  • Communication Styles (2 pts)

    a) In your own words, what are the fundamental characteristics of high context communication? (1 pt)

    b) What advice would you give an AFS student who is used to low-context communication who is going to a country that uses more high context communication? (1 pt)

  • Communication Styles (2 pts)

    a) Describe a situation in which your work with AFS was compromised due to differences in communication styles, either with volunteers, participants, or members of hosting families. (1 pt)

    b) What communication styles were used by each one of the parties? Describe the characteristics of these styles. (1 pt)

  • The DIVE Model (3 pts)

    a) What are the steps for the DIVE model? (2 pts)

    b) Why is this a good tool to use in intercultural settings? (1 pt)

  • Cultural Adaptation (3 pts)

    a) Referencing the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), what are the main characteristics of ethnorelativism and ethnocentrism? (2 pts)

    b) In your own words, describe the characteristics of each of the 5 stages. (1 pt)