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.
The three principles for implementing culturally relevant pedagogy are: 1. Students must experience academic success 2. Students must develop and/or maintain cultural competence 3. Students must develop a critical consciousness through which they challenge the status quo of the current social order (Coffey, 2008). These principles guide teachers to teach students about their culture to encourage them to embrace and maintain their “cultural integrity” (Coffey, 2008).
The insight that the EYLF sets out to achieve for cultural competence is ongoing learning and reflective practise. Educators need to engage and foster ongoing learning that is required and inclusion from other professionals when engaging in critical reflection. Critical reflection on matters such as professional reading, networking with other professionals in that same field, and learning from and connecting with families and the local community. The reflection includes reflection on relationships and partnerships with families, the extent to which diversity is respected and the curriculum supports high expectations and equity and also each staff members level of cultural competence. The EYLF also encourages children to develop positive relationships with others, and to respect diversity in order to develop social and civic skills, to establish and maintain respectful and trusting relationships with their peers and educators.
a. This model uses community, individual, group, and family strategies to advocate for diverse populations. One way is to include community leaders when building a collaborative model because the community leaders who have knowledge about cultural norms and cultural community resources while us with in the school would have knowledge of the students’ cultural identity. Also, the community leaders and families could help explain some cultural practices that we might not understand. Also, showing a leadership collaboration of people from different cultures, shows students that it is possible to work well with people who are different from us as a united front (Darling, J.
The observation of children, centred round careful viewing and listening, is a crucial characteristic of effective early childhood pedagogy. Nonetheless, research suggests that early years’ practitioners struggle to observe children satisfactorily and find a great difficulty in planning provisions built upon their observations. Thus, it is imperative that as prospective early childhood educators, we should understand the importance and value that such methodology holds. There should be a continuity between that which is observed in the classroom setting and what is presented to the students to facilitate their learning. Such observation equips educators with the skills necessary for effective teaching, learning and assessment.
As an educator we should know and understand our own culture identity which is the first step to become a culturally competent practitioner. From that we will get to know how our cultural experience has moulded our own life which made us capable to acknowledge how these features impact on others. A culturally competent educator can communicate delicately and effectively with people who have different languages, cultures, religions, genders, ethnicities, disabilities, ages and sexualities and this educator will attempt to provide services which are consistent to the needs and values of the families and children by acknowledging them, and responding to them correctly. An Educator need to improve skills, knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practices
In order to address the issue of the “passing through the system approach” greater accountability has to be placed on teachers as the ‘guide on the side’. Despite the various challenges that teachers have personally and within the education system. Teachers need to be reminded that teaching is really about the “heart” of motivating and inspiring student to propel them to want take responsibility for their individual learning. While giving their students the guidance to make sense of his/her own experience and readiness to
In this assignment, I will be writing on how to apply the principles of pedagogy in my area of specialism. Effective teacher uses diverse teaching strategies and universal approaches that suit situations, different strategies in different grouping of learners to improve learning outcomes, There are different teaching styles that suit different learners backgrounds and ability. Teachers are ldentified in their profession as ‘learning specialist’ , and there are five principles of good pedagogy which are Motivation, Exposition, Direction of activity and Inviting imitation. Andragogy is the best approach for effective delivery and pedagogy, both approaches must be used to ensure effective delivery.The principle is the idea of the curriculum and requirement of my subject area, I adopted pedagogy and andragogy that learners will understand The word motivation preceeds teaching at all times the teacher is preparing for delivery of effective and engaging instructional process. “teaching” is the canny art of intellectual temptation” says J. Bruner.
. In this way education is a method of preparing child for the future for effective living. In short we can say that cultural and social conditions generate the methods and techniques of teaching in a powerful manner. Discipline: Cultural values influence the concept of discipline. The present cultural patterns of thinking and living are directly linked to our concept of discipline where the democratic values are accepted all over the world.
Interpersonal communication remains a fundamental aspect in the functioning of a primary education institution as it lightens the load upon the shoulders of teachers. The author in this write up will therefore discuss the significance of interpersonal communication to a primary school teacher. Among the aspects to be unfolded to detail are psychological functions, social and influential functions of interpersonal communication but equally the important, the writer will also highlight issues such as distortion of message by gestures, high probability of child abuse cases and finally inability of the teacher to communicate effectively. Key terms to be defined are interpersonal communication. Communicating interpersonally between the teacher