Cultural factors that influence trust in science

Posted on Feb 14, 2017
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Understanding your audience is the key to all successful presentations. For scientists and engineers making presentations to aboriginal audiences, it is critical to understand and be responsive to some key cultural factors.  Below are some important things to keep in mind. aboriginal audiences

Traditional Aboriginal Culture                   vs.Mainstream culture
CooperativeCompetitive
Group/ community emphasisFreedom, progress and efficiency
Large role for the extended familyIndividualism
ModestySexy
Patience/passive/introvertGet ahead/alpha/extrovert
Non-materialisticMaterial comfort
Respect for ageCulture of youth
SpiritualityExternal conformity
Harmony with natureConquest of nature

 

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