Culturally responsive teaching



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?


Global conflicts – local challenges New citizens, training and workplace integration Although Denmark has not received as many asylum seekers as Germany and Sweden, it still has a sizeable number who go on to become recognised refugees and who must then be helped to make a life for themselves in […]

Diversity as an asset





The latest Absolutely Intercultural podcast features two teachers talking about the challenges of teaching diverse groups. Jennifer Appave at Kalø Højskole in Denmark and Alexandra Haas of VHS Rhein-Sieg in Germany talk about their experiences with various groups inlcuding refugees.

Teaching migrants




I just joined Zaretta Hammond‘s Facebook group (author of CRT & the brain) and she pointed me to an article in the Irish Times about the need for CRT in schools there. The article describes the need for culturally responsive teaching given the dedicated but homogeneous cohort of staff in […]

The wider audience




Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students  This is a book by Zaretta Hammond which was published this year by Corwin Press and is an excellent reference even for those of us working in adult education. Hammond takes us through the […]

CRT & the brain