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: email@example.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.