Learning


In the last post I made a case for not only the teacher but also the students to increase their tolerance for ambiguity. I suggested the following approach: ask about and clarify when behaviours are unexpected. even better is to anticipate misunderstandings and to make as much clear from the […]

Reducing ambiguity


One of the major intercultural competences is a tolerance for ambiguity. This means being open to different interpretations of what you observe and experience. Without awareness, we are likely to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable when people behave in unexpected ways. We are also more likely to attribute negative motivations such […]

The agony of ambiguity


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?



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







Mark Barnes has discovered a big problem in education and believes he can solve it. That is the aim of the book Assessment 3.0 sub-titled Throw out your gradebook and inspire learning. The problem is that grades get in the way of learning and are not even very good at […]

Assessment 3.0