Education, Diversity, and Multiculturalism (in English)
ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla
Area of Study
Education, Multicultural Studies
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Prerequisite: open to all language levels; taught in English.
Students: foreign students from the academic program ISA.
Contact hours: 45
Course Description: This course examines the impact of age, gender, race, ethnicity, origin, social class, religion, language and other aspects of social identity on the teaching / learning process. Migration flows have turned any classroom into a meeting point of cultures. Students will make a key practical approach in their professional development.
-To raise awareness on multicultural education components.
-To critically reflect about diversity and the impact in societies, both in America and Europe, and schools.
-To identify key components of social, political and economic issues affecting educational practices.
-To provide students with theoretical tools and examples for teaching practice in a multicultural educational reality.
-To analyze various individual realities and how they affect the performance of a class or group.
-To put into perspective the new ways of applied multicultural education.
Experiential learning component:
- Students are offered to optionally collaborate in a NGO or School for 2 hours per week.
PART I – MULTICULTURAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS
UNIT 1: General Concepts: The brain. The body. Humankind. Cultures
UNIT 2: Identity, Society, Culture. Competences / Intelligences. Languages and Communication.
UNIT 3: Communication. Interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Communication between/among cultures. Stereotypes,
UNIT 4: What is multicultural education? Types of multiculturalism. Socio-demographic, economic and technological imperatives for intercultural education.
UNIT 5: Education. Educational Systems. Models: Approach, method, techniques.
PART II – EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITIES
UNIT 6: Dimensions of diversity: gender, age, ethnicity, capabilities, nationality, geographic variants, income, health, physical appearance, pigmentation. Education for diversity in the national curriculum (Spain).
UNIT 7: New and classic models. Roles in the community.
UNIT 8: Cross-cutting education: Consumerism, environmental awareness, health education, sexual education, road-safety education, peace education,...
UNIT 9: Diversity and its impact on education and society. Social class. Native language. Disability. Special needs.
UNIT 10: Technology and education. New models and approaches. E-Learning. MOOCs and COILs.
PART III – MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOM AND WORKSPACE
UNIT 11: Differences and their impact on the curriculum
UNIT 12: Scheduling and lesson planning. The multicultural classroom management.
UNIT 13: The multicultural workplace.
20% Tasks and attendance
40% Final exam
10% Subjective evaluation