ZAMBIA OPEN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
SCHOOL OF LAW (BACHELOR OF LAWS)
DEPARMENT OF LAW
ED 101EDG1: Study and Communication Skills
NAME : BOBO CHANDA
COMPUTER No : 21811892
PROGRAMME : LLB
ADRESS : P.O. BOX 410155, JUDICIARY, KASAMA
LECTURER : Mundiyeye Phiri (Mr.)
TASK : ACTIVITY IN ED 101 EDG 1
A written activity
1. Discuss the term culture, as propagated by Jeans Alywood (1985) with examples from the any of the Zambian ethnic grouping.
One quarter of a page
2. Comment on each of the five cultural values that are embedded among the ZAOU community groups – students and workers.
Three quarters of a page only
Definition of culture
The term “culture” as propagated by Jens Allwood refers to all those common patterns of thought, artifacts, behavior and imprints of nature, and other characteristics that a particular group of people have inherited or adopted and not obtained by nature.1
An example of a Zambian ethnic group is the Tonga ethnic group. These people are so attached to land and cattle, they celebrates a ceremony called “Lwiindi”. It encompasses several ceremonies and they are all connected to praying for the rains. The tonga people go into shrines which are allocated at ‘Gonde’ meaning thick bush, this is a place where they ask for rains from their ancestors or help with curing a disease outbreak in their society. While doing so the tongas brew beer and even slaughter a cow, goat or chicken as sacrifice to their ancestral fathers.4
1 Allwood, J. (ed).(1985). Intercultural communication. Papers in Anthropological Linguistics 12, p 1. Retrieved on September 5, 2018 from www.easybib.com
2Author & date unknown. The Lwiindi Traditional ceremony. Retrieved on the August 30, 2018 from www.zambia-advisor.com
The 5 cultural values of a student at Zambia Open University
The following are the five cultural values that are embedded among the ZAOU community groups – students and workers.
Patriotis3; When Zaou’s students-workers graduate and get in top positions in society, in their current organizations or companies and successful businesses, and even own our resources such as the mines, tourism and agricultural industries they could make money stay in our country by creating more jobs for our people. As a result the country will highly improve and develop financially, socially and economically. Honest4; it is indeed good to be free from deceit: to be sincere and truthful as a student and worker studying in the field of law at Zaou. Just as they say ‘honesty is the best policy’, a student-worker studying law has to have high qualities of character driven by integrity. Industry or Hardwork5; Hard work along with attitude, intellectual precision, perseverance and confidence by students in particular would make the Zaou the best private university in the world. Generosity6; it is the desire of the Zaou to give back to the society at large, it itself is a gift as it gives out knowledge and wisdom to the Zambian society through its students. Therefore, it is good for students to be generous in a manner that they share this acquired knowledge and wisdom with their family, friends and the society as a whole. This can be done by sharing ideas and information on the betterment and development of the country. Self-directedness7; the obligation of learning lies within individual students who must be guided in their wanting/desire to acquire knowledge and be liberated from any source of intellectual domination through interacting with fellow students and their lecturers.
3 Author ; date unknown.Prospects of the Zambia Open University. Location unknown, p 7
Author ; date unknown.Prospects of the Zambia Open University. Location unknown, p 7
Allwood, J. (ed).(1985). Intercultural communication. Papers in Anthropological Linguistics 12, p 1. Retrieved on September 5, 2018 from www.easybib.com
Author ; date unknown. The Lwiindi Traditional ceremony. Retrieved on the August 30, 2018 from www.zambia-advisor.com