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Global Learning Guide: Best Practices & Teaching Tips

A guide to support "teaching and learning by integrating global issues, activities, and experiences into class content and learning objectives."

Featured Websites

Diversity resources.

A community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette & understanding

Resources for the internationalisation of the curriculum.

Engaging Faculty in Internationalization.

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources 

Tips for Transforming Classroom Teaching & Learning

Five Competencies for Culturally Competent Teaching and Learning

By Cheryl Irish, EdD and Monica Scrubb, EdD

Today's classrooms require that instructors possess competencies for teaching all students. Robust instructional strategies and culturally sensitive curricula are critical, but more important is an instructor who is sensitive and responsive to the unique differences of each student. Recognizing the need to strengthen specific competencies to reach and teach all students requires an understanding of new ideas and a willingness to view instruction through varied cultural lenses. 

1. Culturally competent teaching and learning facilitates critical reflection. 

2. Culturally competent teaching and learning demands respect for others. 

3. Culturally competent teaching and learning involves accommodating individual learners. 

4. Culturally competent teaching and learning requires the use of intercultural communication skills.

5. Culturally competent teaching and learning requires focused activities and intentionally structured environments.

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