Living and Working With Cultural Diversity
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain how your own and other people’s worldviews influence behaviour, communication and attitudes
- Practice self-reflection as a tool for considering your responses to intercultural situations
- Investigate strategies to promote equity in a variety of contexts
- Strategies & Advocacy
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
- Become better prepared to deal with the variety of cultural contexts you will encounter wherever you live and work.
- Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally aware and competent in increasingly diverse settings.
- Explore what it means to belong to a culturally diverse, global society and be challenged by the social constructions of race, ethnicity, and culture.
Now more than ever, people need to communicate and work effectively across different cultural values, perspectives and behaviours—whether these arise from national, Indigenous, religious, ethnic, workplace or other cultures. We need also to recognise social fault lines in larger cultural groups, such as within Australian society, and the inequity that is a result of the ongoing impact of discrimination and racism.
‘Cultural competence’ is not something that is fixed, but a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes that changes to reflect new understandings and experiences of working effectively in a diverse world. Whatever your starting point, this subject will help guide you in your lifelong learning towards cultural competence. Understanding your own worldview and how it impacts on your attitudes, behaviour and communication is a key part on the subject. You will engage in ongoing reflection to explore how your cultures and upbringing condition your responses to intercultural situations. You will investigate diverse strategies and apply subject concepts to a variety of real-world situations. This is a fully online subject which encourages and rewards regular participation in interactive discussion activities. The assessment tasks allow you to apply the concepts and skills to your particular interests and a range of professional contexts.
Your teaching team is a group of diverse and highly qualified academic and professional staff from two Colleges (Health & Medicine and Arts, Law & Education) and the Academic Division. All of them are able to draw on their considerable knowledge and experience of living and working in culturally diverse contexts.
- Reflection on Culture (5%%)
- Concept Identification (10%%)
- Guided Reflection (10%%)
- Group Problem Solving (15%%)
- Individual Problem Solving (25%%)
- x4 Guided Reflections (30%%)
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