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Håkan Lindgren

Håkan Lindgren

I'm a 53 years old Swede. I work as a teacher in adult education. I live in the town of Sölvesborg with my wife and our two children.

Location Sweden



  • Nice!

  • I'm looking forward to the continuation.

  • Totally agree.

  • Hi! Sorry to say, I haven't come across any cryptarithms before.

  • Very cool! Looks challenging. At least for me.

  • It's exciting I think. You want to know if you're capable of solving the riddle and you want to know the answer to it.

  • Hello! I work as a teacher in adult education. When it comes to math I want to be able to alternate between basic calculations and maths puzzles. I think that would be an interesting approach to mathematics and to logical thinking. I do hope that this course will be interesting and rewarding. Greetings from Sweden.

  • Hallo! I'm a teacher myself. I'm reading an astronomy course at the University of Gothenburg as we speak. I'm really looking forward to this course. Greetings from Sweden

  • @Bolanle(@Stereogoddess) No I don't see why they would. The whole idea with this course is to question things. I like to discuss, but there are quite a few tasks in this course, so unfortunately I don't think that one can have long and deep discussions following every question.

  • @Bolanle(@Stereogoddess) I don't think that racism is an elite behavior and I don't think that more uneducated and unsophisticated people can be excused for saying racist things, even if they don't intend to. Racism is everywhere and I wouldn't diminish the seriousness in this woman's behavior despite her cultural background. You don't turn aggressive just because...

  • I agree with you. It's hard to tell if the behaviour of the ingenious woman has something to do with a cultural misunderstanding or if the woman has some issues, like being a racist.

  • That the Spanish word for black is negro is a good example I think, of a thing that could lead to a troublesome misunderstanding.

  • Hi everyone!

    I would definitely be very puzzled when experiencing this quick change in behaviour of the ingenious lady. I would apply intercultural curiosity by asking colleagues about this woman's behaviour. If I'd have known some people from the same country and culture as the ingenious woman, I'd definitely ask them.

  • @Bolanle(@Stereogoddess) I like that too.

  • I totally agree with you. The key words is indeed "suspend judgement". I also think, that in real life it's almost impossible not to come to different conclusions about people, despite which cultures they belong to. But like you wrote, this doesn't necessarily mean that you will have any problems during intercultural interactions.

  • Hi everyone!

    I would say that I am somewhere between stage 3 and 4. In my work, as a teacher in adult education with mostly immigrants, I'm on stage 4. But in my private life I'm a bit more reserved, hence placing myself on stage 3.

  • I think that your last sentence sums it up very well. We're all citizens of the world.

  • Sounds like a good summary.

  • Hi everyone!

    1. It was a real short summary, but it covered the most important things I think.

    2. That we're all human beings at the end of the day and that we can achieve intercultural openness by having an open mind and by letting go of our prejudices.

    3. Despite differences in cultures and languages, we can interact with one another if we are open...

  • Hi everyone!

    1. It was very interesting, but also depressing, that the imbalance of power, when it comes to culture, economics, education etc. strongly decreases the variety of cultures.

    2. Well, he spoke about the importance of trying to even up the imbalance of power when it comes to e.g. education. You must realise the value of ingenious cultures....

  • I agree on the fact that many cultures through history have been severely oppressed by dominant cultures, due to their thirst for natural resources, power and, like you wrote, pure satisfaction. Very sad indeed.

  • Yes I totally agree with your argumentation about that the younger generations and the future generations will continue to shape and modify cultures. Like you so accurately wrote, it's an irony that a person who points out the unfortunate fact about dying languages, also is totally dependent on a lingua franca as English. A very good observation :-)

  • Hi there!

    1. It was interesting but a bit sad knowing that thousands of languages will disappear in our children's lifetime. Then it's a little naive from Michael thinking that cultural openness has anything to do with using old treatments against malaria. The pharmaceutical companies want to make money. They don't care about native cultures.

    2. It's...

  • @BradD. Thank you.

  • I'm very pleased to hear that, sir.

  • @MicLaird Thanks for your reply. I don't you think you have to absorb them, if you're not planning to stay in a country for a long time. Many people in Sweden, both Swedes and immigrants only take part in some of the traditions around midsummer. Many don't like the excessive drinking that are too common around midsummer. Of course you don't have to like or...

  • You're a brave woman, I'll tell you that :-)

  • I feel the same way.

  • Hi everyone!

    1. "To what degree do you think Mahle was open to interacting with this woman who was an indigenous citizen of this particular community?" - I don't think that Mahle was looking for a new friend, so to speak. I think that Mahle was quite satisfied with just a quiet greeting, like a little nod now and then.

    2." What would you feel or think...

  • @NiassaAweeHarrisWazoua I feel exactly the same thing like you do. I also need to find a more progressive way to reach others. Very well put :-)

  • I agree with you that the first week really gave a good introduction. I feel that one got a good idea about the problems that might occur when different cultures collide.

  • Hi everyone!

    1. It feels good because this course is very interesting and rewarding.

    2. I learned about the importance of having an intercultural competence, in order to functon in societies and cultures that are different from your own. I especially liked the "INTERCULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCE VALUE RUBRIC". It gives you an idea of which areas you...

  • @BradD. Me too.

  • I totally agree with you. Openness is indeed the strongest construct.

  • The example with the handshake is a really good one I think.

  • Yes, it's definitely openness for me too.

  • Hi everyone!

    a) I think that eveything starts with the attitude of openness. I don't think it really matters if you have lots of knowledge of your culture versus other cultures, and skills to communicate and to interpret intercultural experiences, if you're not allowing yourself to feel and absorb the other cultures in question. If you're not open, all you...

  • You summarised it very well. I feel exactly the same :-)

  • I thought about the same thing. Maybe the spreading of xenophobia in many countries worldwide can have something do to with it. I unfortunately think so :-(

  • Hi everyone!

    1. It was an informative and concise video about the importance of intercultural competence. I feel intrigued and I want to know more about the subject.

    2. I think that the most important message was that we all see things from our own cultural perspective.

    3. This perspective is filtering our views and our perceptions of cultures,...

  • I agree with you that Pellegrino is indeed a funny and enthusiastic lecturer and he do gets you interested. I also think that showing respect is important, even if it so happens that you don't agree with, or like, the culture in question.