Getting the most out of a diverse adult classroom,the Culture basics for adult educators course, will start on September 12th and last three weeks. Enroll here for $75 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 […]

Culture 101 for adult educators

Seeing this wonderful video made me wonder if visible thinking routines could help to reduce conflict in the diverse adult education classroom? Visible thinking is being used to professionalise the learning process, not only for the teachers but for the students too. I am impressed to see such young students […]

Visible thinking to reduce conflict

conflict quadrant
Conflict in the diverse adult classroom Discussion of conflict resolution often starts with describing the conflict. But are you confident that you can even identify when there is conflict in your classroom? Read More

Do we have a problem?

It is undeniable that a large part of the Leave vote in the referendum over the UK’s membership of the EU was about the perceived effects of immigration. It did no good to argue that it is globalisation and the current government’s austerity policies that lead to the under-funding of […]

BREXIT – no quick fixes

Intercultural training has traditionally relied on intensive and often residential courses lasting up to a week. But is there a place for shorter, more targeted interventions while still at the work place? George Simons, who devised the Diversophy game which is often deployed in the long trainings, has been musing […]

Short or long?

Suruç - Campo de refugiados em Suruç,  no sudeste da Turquia, próximo à fronteira com a Síria. A região ainda sente os efeitos das batalhas, na vizinha Kobaine, onde os curdos expulsaram o Estado Islâmico (Vladimir Platonow/Agência Brasil)
The need Some people want to work globally online as part of a chosen digital nomadic lifestyle (affiliate link). For others, local opportunities are severely limited by circumstance and for them global online work is an opportunity to exercise their professional skills beyond their circumscribed local conditions. Think about the millions of […]

Why global online work?

Global Educator
In March I talked to Julie Lindsay for the Absolutely Intercultural podcast about her latest book, The Global Educator (affiliate link). Along the way, Julie remarked on the fact that it was very difficult to get involved with European education projects if you are not in the EU and this made […]

Why be a global educator?

Although we want to be inclusive by using Culturally Responsive Teaching approaches, we still need to make the framework in which we are operating clear to all. We want to avoid unnecessary missteps that lead to embarrassment or worse.

Framing as a CRT strategy

As I put the finishing touches to an introductory course on culturally responsive teaching I face once again the challenge of how to evaluate progress. When I first worked on this topic over 10 years ago, our working group came up with intercultural attainment levels. Attainment levels of Intercultural Competence These […]

LOs & levels of savoir

Denmark is lucky to have a unique learning environment for adults in its folk high schools. This is very difficult to describe to foreigners. Essentially they are boarding schools for adults, where students mostly go of their own volition out of an interest for the subject as well as the […]

Immersive language courses: an expensive indulgence?

Before they were migrants, they were people. At the conference (link in Danish) in Odense on May 12th, Global conflicts – local challenges, New citizens, training and workplace integration, there was an economic overview. You would expect the children of migrants to do better than their parents. They should learn Danish as their […]

Is language enough for inclusion?