Mind the Gap

Subgroup Size

Small Group


1 hour

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity created by Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair and Kelsey Patton, CILMAR, Purdue University.
Adapted from:
Crabtree, R. D., & Sapp, D. A. (2004). Your culture, my classroom, whose pedagogy? negotiating effective teaching and learning in Brazil. Journal of Studies in International Education, 8(1), 105–132. https://doi.org/10.1177/1028315303260826
Casmir, F. L. (1993). Third-Culture building: A paradigm shift for international and intercultural communication. Annals of the International Communication Association, 16(1), 407–428. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808985.1993.11678861

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Identify and describe the gap between cognitive and affective/behavioral competencies. 2. Apply the cognitive/affective behavioral gap to their own experiences. 3. Analyze an example of third culture space negotiation.