Teaching, Learning and Working in Culturally Diverse Environments
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- 27 Jul 2020
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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On successful completion of the subject students should:
- communicate conceptual understanding of the nature and significance of culture, social identity/ies and group categorisation in multicultural environments, as well as a range of culture-related processes affecting communication and social interactions in culturally diverse environments
- critique critical issues related to cultural diversity in education, at work and the community at large
- identify and analyse educational activities or workplace initiatives, which promote the positive aspects of cultural diversity - and develop original initiatives
- critically analyse the underlying principles and claimed value of global citizenship, cosmopolitan learning and a shared sense of 'we'.
- Culture, identity and cultural identity
- About culture, acculturation and intercultural interactions, learning and teaching in Australia
- About social identity, teacher identity and the negotiation of multiple identities
- Impact of social categorisation processes on intercultural communication and interactions
- Cosmopolitan learning and a shared sense of 'we'
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Enrolment in a graduate-level qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
No special requirements
This subject examines challenges and potential of cultural diversity in teaching and learning from school to university, including international, transnational education, study of languages, vocational and professional workplace learning. A multidisciplinary approach is adopted with concepts drawn from social, cross-cultural and cultural psychology; sociology; cultural studies; intercultural relations and communication; and intercultural learning. Participants gain solid, research-based understanding of key culture-related concepts and ideas, and will be well prepared to promote productive cultural diversity and positive intercultural transformation.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
Assignment 1: Experiential Essay and video presentation (40%); Assignment 2: Critical analysis of an existing initiative or design of a new initiative or program related to diversity issues (40%); Reflective Journal (20%).
- Essay and Video Experiential Presentation (40%)
- Critical Analysis (40%)
- In class and online Reflective Journal (20%)
Identity and Cultural Diversity: What Social Psychology Can Teach Us