Culture vs. Race | Origin: ED137

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Cultural Diversity: Including Every Student --> Culture vs. Race

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Sometime when a student is from the country or city or another state our comunication and training is a challenge

Intercultural communication looks at each student in entirety, and their individual experiences are included in the curriculum. The key is to get to know and include every student.

 

The importance of culture and race and not being "color-blind". 

 

"Color Blind" can cause a diverse class to diconnect from the learning objective. Bringing together a valued common cultural denominatior brings the learning to an optimum level.

Yes totally agree if you don't pay attention to all these things, the students learning environment will be very blah and bland in all aspects. Plus the students wont be as engaged as if this was imp to the teache and or schools.

As instructors we do see race, but we must respect allcultures, and make students feel more comfortable

Current events make this portion of the module extremely important.  Recognizing social culture as differences in peoples’ preferences, characteristics and habits is very important in classrooms. Awareness of race differences should be done very carefully since this term minimizes the full potential of students. This is just focusing on external characteristics that has nothing to do with learning process. Creating respectful and inclusive environment should be main goal for instructors. This includes not just how the instructor relate to students but also how the students relate to each other. Intercultural communications are our reality and should be clearly understood by instructors and students.

There are other ways to celebrate other peoples cultures besides a potluck. 

we need to embrace all cultures in Publice education

As instructors we must communicate effectively, use language that is inclusive to all cultutures as it impacts students' learning outcomr.

 

Race is a social construct. Culture is real life experience of people, such as language and heritage.

This lesson will be referred to often. Thank you.

I am aware that there are many cultures that exist in our society. Individuals from different backgrounds may have different values, norms, religions, languages, and so some students may need more time to understand or respond to instructions. As a teacher we need to understand to treat each student with bias. 

I have worked in many contexts, and all have been multicultural experiences. Much of my work was in a racially homogenous area, but even there, the cultural differences between socioeconomic strata were clearly established. Even with a dress code to create a sense of similarity, the norms between classes were apparent. And familial expectations varied based on experiences and survival needs. In my international work, the racial diversity was apparent, and the freedom to individualize instruction between students was tremendous. It's all about recognizing the value of the individuals within the learning communities and emphasizing a sense of commeraderie that allows learning to become a shared endeavor.

It's best to be inclusive and consider the culture of each student.

I like to use student stories and experiences in the learning journey

This module emphasized theneed for intercultural communication vs crosscultural communication, which again, relies on getting to know our students individually and respecting their differences and analyzing and adapting our teaching and communication methods to ensure that they are as inclusive as possible.

You must get to know the student culture in order to present material so the student  can understand the information you are trying to get across to the students, they must see it in their lives.

This brought home the concept to know your student culture in order to present your coarse material effectively. They will better understand the concepts if you are coming from their point of learning.