My students all tried their hand at describing and defining culture so I decided to take a look at what some experts say about the meaning of culture. I came across an article titled "The Meaning of Culture" by Anna Katrina Davey on the Across Cultures website. The article states, "Culture is a framework of behavioral patterns, values, assumptions and experiences shared by a social group." It goes on to say that culture is something learned, "mental programming," and cultural conditioning. The important thing is to gain a perspective about our own cultural conditioning and to build our knowledge about other cultural systems so we can truly appreciate the diversity of our world.