Getting Started and Connecting
Module 01: Cultural Responsiveness: Bridge the Gaps of Culture
Module 02: Deconstructing Barriers of Cultural Responsiveness
Module-03: Evaluating and Measuring Acculturative Stress
Module 04: The Culturally Responsive System (CRS): Creating a Solid Foundation
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Module 1 Resources

Objectives

Module 01: Cultural Responsiveness: Bridge the Gaps of Culture

Lesson 1: Concept of Culture

  • Define and understand the concept of culture.
  • Recognize the significance of culture in educational settings.
  • Identify the elements that contribute to one’s cultural identity.

Lesson 2: Understanding Cultural Responsiveness

  • Explore the principles and theories underpinning cultural responsiveness.
  • Analyze the role of cultural responsiveness in fostering inclusive learning environments.
  • Understand the core elements of being a culturally responsive practitioner.

Lesson 3: Why Cultural Responsiveness?

  • Examine the rationale and importance of cultural responsiveness in education.
  • Identify the potential benefits of integrating cultural responsiveness in educational practices.
  • Explore the consequences of cultural insensitivity.

Lesson 4: Essential Areas of Cultural Responsiveness

  • Identify key areas where cultural responsiveness can be applied in education.
  • Analyze strategies and best practices for each of these areas.
  • Develop an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of cultural responsiveness.

Lesson 5: Cultural Responsiveness & Online Learning

  • Assess the unique challenges and opportunities of applying cultural responsiveness in online education.
  • Explore digital tools and strategies to enhance cultural responsiveness in virtual learning environments.
  • Discuss the impact of technology on cultural inclusivity.

Lesson 6: Community of Inquiry & Cultural Presence

  • Examine the concept of the Community of Inquiry model.
  • Discuss how to integrate cultural presence and inclusivity within the Community of Inquiry framework.
  • Develop skills for promoting cultural presence in online learning communities.

Handouts

Required Readings

Adolphs R. (2009). The social brain: neural basis of social knowledge. Annual review of psychology, 60, 693–716. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.60.11070An, Y. (2021). The Idea of Cyclicality in Chinese Thought. Dao, 20, 389–406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11712-021-09787-8

Arieli, S. (2018, October 29). The Associations Between Cultural Mindset and Success in Problem Solving. Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Retrieved from https://spsp.org/about-spsp

Brown, M. A., & Di Lallo, S. (2020). Talking Circles: A Culturally Responsive Evaluation Practice. American Journal of Evaluation41(3),367-383. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214019899164

Çelik, P., Storme, M., & Forthmann, B. (2016). A new perspective on the link between multiculturalism and creativity: The relationship between core value diversity and divergent thinking. Learning and Individual Differences, 52, 188-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2016.02.002

Gong, X., Wong, N., & Wang, D. (2018). Are Gender Differences in Emotion Culturally Universal? Comparison of Emotional Intensity Between Chinese and German Samples. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49(6), 993-1005. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022118768434