Cross Cultural Awareness - DEA 16440

DEA 16440 30 hours

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This course will explore cultural and ethnic diversity with an emphasis on Aboriginal students. The sensitivity of non-verbal cues, learning styles, negotiation of classroom culture, and the development of self-esteem, self-worth and a sense of belonging will be explored. We will explore the question “What is the Canadian Culture?”, and what make us unique as Canadians from the culture perspective. Cultural values of new Canadians will be explored and how they fit in the framework of the Canadian culture. The residential schools will be examined as an attempt to extinguish a culture along with the concept of the “Residential School Syndrome”. The emphasis of the course is to increase awareness and develop respect for diversity.  This course will provide students with an awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity and an understanding of cross cultural awareness and how it relates to learning.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

•  Explore cultural and ethnic diversity with an emphasis on Aboriginal students

•  Explore development of self esteem, self worth and sense of belonging

•  Understanding of non-verbal cues and behaviour, learning styles, classroom culture

•  Increase awareness and develop a respect for diversity and other culture

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