Issues of cultural diversity are more focused, especially in the class room setting. There are several techniques that may be applied to teaching to accommodate students of diverse backgrounds. Teachers must first be aware of stereotypes, ethnocentrism, and biasness. They should apply management techniques to the physical space as well as students’ behavior. Multiple intelligence theory active learning, technology and multi cultural education are among some of the techniques that may be applied to teaching in the class room.
Use of variety of teaching styles, methods, strategies and techniques 5. Expect and communicate the expectation of high academic results from all learners, irrespective of culture, race, gender or religion 6. Conclusion 7. References 6. Conclusion: Motivation is the key to all learning.
Students learn in many different ways like for example observing, listening, demonstration, speaking and etc. Pupils do not all learn the same technique or method. That is why it is important to have many methods of teaching in the classroom. In order for a student to understand. Culture and Diversity in Classrooms Today As more students from diverse backgrounds populate 21st century classrooms, learning has shifted towards another direction.
One way that a teacher can ensure that the cultural capital of all students is recognised, understood, and valued is by fostering a strong home-school connection with the families of all students (Ewing, 2013. p.98). By forming authentic relationships with students and their families, a teacher can ensure that they are "actively engaged in knowledge and ideas that they see as related to their own
Students are living in a life full of the Internet, social media and electronical devices. The understanding and reflection of students’ culture in teaching are indispensable. As teachers, they should learn the spirits of students to share, create and connect. It is very natural that students know more than teachers in some areas that teachers are not familiar with. The world is developing and changing rapidly every day.
Additionally, students should understand that no matter how effective a learning technique is, it does not guarantee their success in exams or in the long term. No learning technique is flawless, and each can be used ineffectively; but with proper skills to apply them, these techniques can be of
Teachers can learn about different cultures through many resources, but the most useful way to learn about students’ cultures is to look to the community. Students, parents, and community leaders are all useful sources for information about a student’s home culture. Information that is important for creating a culturally responsive learning environment include values, attitudes, and habits. Once a teacher has familiarized themselves with their students’ cultures, there are several strategies that can be used to create a responsive learning environment. Self-Assessment According to Anderson & Madigan (2005), the first strategy or step that should be taken in creating a culturally responsive learning environment is teacher self-assessment.
He gave us knowledge of the English culture necessary for the understanding of the poems.” The other favourite aspects of the course that some of the learners pointed out are themes of the poems prescribed in the course, background history of the English people, and teaching aids brought in by the instructor in terms of PowerPoint slides and videos. Excluding the reference to the teaching aids, the other two aspects pointed out by the learners can be easily grouped within the same cultural information aspect mentioned by the learner participants. So, the responses given by the learners show that the learners enjoyed the learning of cultural items and perspectives in an advance level English language course like the present first semester Alternative English course, despite the fact the learners still considered the improvement in language skills as their biggest achievement from the course under study. The culture-related
The use of these forms can enhance communication among audiences with an oral tradition, demonstrates respect for community cultural values and enhance group spirit demystify the information conveyed and make it accessible and relevant.Arnold and Burke recommend the use of a variety of techniques for popular education, based on the assumption that learning is most effective if participation is active, different learning styles are addressed. People physically position themselves in ways that depict their understanding of an issue or