Education, Diversity, and Multiculturalism (in English)

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Education, Diversity, and Multiculturalism (in English)

  • Host University

    ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Education, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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  • Overview

    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.

    Learning objectives:
    -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.

    Course contents:

    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.

    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.

    UNIT 11: Differences and their impact on the curriculum
    UNIT 12: Scheduling and lesson planning. The multicultural classroom management.
    UNIT 13: The multicultural workplace.

    Course Evaluation:
    20% Tasks and attendance
    40% Final exam
    30% Projects
    10% Subjective evaluation