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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, 2058 Globalization Timeline, on the site 2018 3 Game of Phones 1 year, 10 months ago

    Here is our final video for the globalization timeline!

    It’s a little long, but it is what it is! We have quite a few points.

    Here’s the links to the timeline and the descriptions:

    Timeline Descriptions

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog Post #7 – What have you learned in the course?, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    I remember when I was first assigned this class over the summer, I was extremely confused as to what it was.  When I went to the first day of classes, however, I was very excited to learn what this class was all […]

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    Maia Pappadakis commented on the post, Blog #2: Maia’s First Impressions 🙂, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    In reply to: Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog #2: Maia’s First Impressions 🙂, on the site Our Global Village 2018 When I came into class on Wednesday, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect. This is a class unlike an […] View

    I definitely think exposure to globalization certainly has an effect on people’s perspectives; I also think these differences are quite subtle, and can even be passed off as concepts such as generational differences. The “technology gap” between generations is a good example of this, and the technological advancements are a facet of globalization.…[Read more]

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    Maia Pappadakis commented on the post, Blog #5: The Intercultural Paradox, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    In reply to: Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog #5: The Intercultural Paradox, on the site Our Global Village 2018 The us-them dynamic is a microcosm of a larger issue of the human condition, and can often be blown out of […] View

    With complete honesty, I have been struggling to see hope on this front in modern times. My ever-fading optimistic side, however, can see around this issue. Education and exposure can go miles in the way of prejudices. I also think that simply the advancement of time (by way of generation changes) can, with the right guidance, usher in a more…[Read more]

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog Post #6 – Seeing Globalization in your Community, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    The diversity of the Arlington-DC area is part of the reason why I chose to come here for college. The US’s international status makes DC a really important place for international relations, and this is reflected […]

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    Maia Pappadakis commented on the post, First Impression, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    In reply to: gaspar wrote a new post, First Impression, on the site Our Global Village 2018 Hi everyone! So this is my second post, and in this one I will talk about my first impression on our first intercontinental […] View

    I’m feeling really positive about the weeks to come as well! I’m glad I get to meet cool new people in a unique way. It was really nice to meet you 🙂

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog #5: The Intercultural Paradox, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    The us-them dynamic is a microcosm of a larger issue of the human condition, and can often be blown out of proportion on societal scales. It is this very same us-them dynamic that causes people to dehumanize each […]

    • You make a very insightful observation when you note: “The ability to understand one another while acknowledging that people are both very similar and very different is a task that seems simple, but, unfortunately, has become complex due to years upon years of conditioning, partially thanks to the human condition and survival methods, to judge each other almost to the point of dehumanization.” Are we doomed by this or can you see a way around it?

      • With complete honesty, I have been struggling to see hope on this front in modern times. My ever-fading optimistic side, however, can see around this issue. Education and exposure can go miles in the way of prejudices. I also think that simply the advancement of time (by way of generation changes) can, with the right guidance, usher in a more tolerant and accepting era. This process will most definitely take lots of time, and even more effort from people trying to push this change, but I don’t think that we are doomed just yet. This process could also be accelerated if older generations were to step down more and allow the younger generations take on leadership roles, such as positions in government, and those older generations act as more of a guiding force than a governing one.

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog #3: Globalization Timeline, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 12 months ago

    Our understanding of the world is not only influenced by our place in the world, but it is shaped by it. Everybody is guilty of bias, whether they realize it or not. I’m sure I’ve been noticed quite a bit in the […]

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog #4: What We Learn is How We Learn, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 12 months ago

    Communicating with people internationally isn’t easy, even socially. I’ve lost contact with a lot of friends that I’ve made in different countries because of time zones and cultural differences. This class is a […]

    • I hope that your team continues to work through any challenges that you encounter — and am quite confident that you will benefit as a result of your diverse views!

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, #4: What We Learn is How We Learn, on the site 2018 3 Game of Phones 2 years ago

     

    The globalization timeline project definitely tested and improved my group’s international (and local) communication skills. Timezone has played a large factor in our interactions, slightly hindering our […]

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Globalization Timeline, on the site 2018 3 Game of Phones 2 years ago

    Globalization Timeline: Further Explanation

    Definition:

    Globalization is intertwined with the development of mankind, and is an ongoing, gradual process in which global exchange of technology, economics, […]

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Blog #2: Maia’s First Impressions 🙂, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years, 1 month ago

    When I came into class on Wednesday, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect. This is a class unlike anything I’ve taken before. It all went very smoothly though, and I got a really good impression from my […]

    • It’s always good to see, when people cast aside their prejudgments and are so open to learn about other cultures and people. You have a lot of intercultural experience, which I guess mostly comes from having the mindset mentioned above. The initial meeting went indeed surprisingly well and I think this semester will be a great addition to the intercultural experiences you already have.

    • Maia – you raise some fascinating observations when you say “I also have the same intercultural experience of everyone in my generation; I watch YouTube videos produced all over the world, read news about global events, add to the global community by posting on social media, and read books from perspectives from all over the world. Additionally, every student who goes to Marymount attends one of the most diverse schools in the eastern US.” There is quite a debate in the literature about whether simple exposure to something —- fill in here (…. diversity, culture)changes a person’s views. The idea originated with Allport’s Contact hypothesis…. I often wonder about that — it seems to me that to learn from others requires a bit more than sitting in the same room or watching from afar…. You knocked this post out of the park, as the saying goes!

      • I definitely think exposure to globalization certainly has an effect on people’s perspectives; I also think these differences are quite subtle, and can even be passed off as concepts such as generational differences. The “technology gap” between generations is a good example of this, and the technological advancements are a facet of globalization. At the same time, the exposure alone doesn’t have the effect Allport wants. We have seen time and time again that contact can also cause conflict; this is where we get heavy prejudices, such as racism and other forms of extreme prejudices. Additionally, even if this cultural contact doesn’t cause conflict, it won’t necessarily bring harmony and understanding either. It does take a recognition and reflection on what’s happening. I think this is what Allport means when he says “managed contact,” though I’m not sure how manageable these conditions are, especially on a societal scale. I definitely agree that learning does require more activity than simply experiencing.

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    Maia Pappadakis wrote a new post, Hello world! (my intro), on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years, 1 month ago

    Hello! My name is Maia Pappadakis and here’s the basics:

    I’m from Woodland Park, Colorado a place nobody has ever heard of. What people have heard of is Pikes Peak though, and that’s the landmark I typically […]

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