Getting the most out of a diverse adult classroom
What's on offer?
As society becomes more diverse, the job of the adult education teacher includes a need to be aware of the different cultures in the room. Awareness of your own culture and those of your students will help you better to understand their expectations and norms as well as ways of widening your teaching repertoire.
This short three week course will introduce you to
basic concepts of culture
stereotypes and their effect in the classroom
dialogue as a tool for understanding
tasks to promote self-awareness
You will work with your course colleagues through the tasks. There will be 6-9 tasks each week. These will take you 5-7 hours to complete each week.
We will be working in the teacher's own course environment with regular meetings in WiZiQ
You need to be an adult educator with current or recent experience in the adult education classroom.
This course will be useful to adult educators with a diverse student group. eg training migrants or international students
You need to be prepared to work with your course colleagues on some of the tasks each week.
What makes this course unique?
The course is based on a training developed in a European project involving experts and university partners all over Europe.
Your teacher has been co-hosting the Absolutely Intercultural podcast for over 10 years.
This course can act as an introduction to a more intensive face to face residential course that we will be offering in Europe, but stands alone as an introduction to the importance of culture in the classroom.
You need to be a practicing teacher of adults so that you can relate tasks to your own classroom.
All the materials you need will be provided. Some of them are already on the WiZiQ environment and further links will be provided when you enrol.
As a result of completing this course you will be able to
explain the basic concepts of culture
have an awareness of at least one cultural dimension
explain stereotypes and their effect in the classroom
use dialogue as a tool for understanding
have self-awareness of your own cultural competence
This course does not prepare you for any specific exam or test.
Language of instruction: English