Building a Better World - The Pedagogy and Practice of Global Service-Learning
Research informing reflective practice.
Some of the survey and measurement tools below were recommended as part of the University of Michigan's Fall 2010 Provost's Seminar on Teaching: Educating Globally Competent Students.
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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