Culture basics for adult educators
Getting the most out of a diverse adult classroom
As society becomes more diverse, the job of the adult education teacher includes a need to be aware of the different cultures in the room. Awareness of your own culture and those of your students will help you better to understand their expectations and norms as well as ways of widening your teaching repertoire.
This short 3-week course will introduce participants to
- basic concepts of culture
- cultural dimensions
- stereotypes and their effect in the classroom
- dialogue as a tool for understanding
- tasks to promote self-awareness
Control your hot button issues
The diverse classroom is likely to include people with very diverse opinions on a range of topics. We all have issues and situations which make us instantly angry; so-called hot button issues. In this short course you will learn more about
- why some anger is instinctive
- how to deal with other people's hot button issues
- the importance of core values
- two case studies
- how to work with your own hot button issue(s)
Next course start early 2017
Approaches to conflict
Discover what leads to conflict and an approach to solving one to one conflicts.
This short course is one of the modules developed by the M-HOUSE project as part of a course to uncover the entrepreneurial skills of everyday life. The module has been adapted to cater for culturally responsive teaching.
EU: In or Out?
- What are the issues?
- Transparency, accountability and democracy in the EU
- People & immigration
- Wrap-up: Head or heart, where are you now?
We will be using dialogue techniques in the first week to find out what your concerns are regarding the EU and exploring these in the context of three main areas over the following three weeks.
At the end of the course, you will create an online product (image, quiz, video, slides etc) that shows what you have learned about the EU.
There will be a live session in each of the five weeks. We will not be covering every last detail about the EU and in fact will only have time to cover the basics but you will have an opportunity to follow up on those areas you find most interesting by using the additional information sources provided as a starting point. Course started May 16