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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
    • Frequency: Monthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (Since 2019), EI(INSPEC, IET), EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
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Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
CQUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2017 Vol.7(9): 665-668 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.9.950

How Individuals with Collectivistic Cultural Background Activate Independent Self-construal and Curriculum Design

Sun Hongye
Abstract—In this essay, what is individualism, collectivism and self-construal will be discussed in the first part. Moreover, students’ cultural backgrounds and meets, as well as how these factors shape the cultural learning will be explored. Then, the knowledge about self-concepts and communication behaviours will be demonstrated. Also, the reasons for the selection and sequencing of activities and outcomes will be instructed. In the final part, the outlines of lessons will be established with logical flow. On the whole, this essay mainly focuses on how the independent self-construal functions within individuals with a collectivistic background by means of field research. In addition, the process of language learning is also a process of culture learning, which imposes conscious and subconscious impact on the formation of individual’s self-construal.

Index Terms—Individuals, collectivistic, independent, self-construal, curriculum.

Sun Hongye is with the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China (e-mail: reb_becca73@hotmail.com).


Cite: Sun Hongye, "How Individuals with Collectivistic Cultural Background Activate Independent Self-construal and Curriculum Design," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 665-668, 2017.

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