EDI: Cultural Humility and Competencies for Academic Staff.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 DCQE Staff Development Room (2nd Floor)

This session explores key barriers facing international students and all students with cultural differences and offers academic staff a range of strategies for reducing them.

Through the lens of cultural humility the focus enables academic staff to think critically about cultural differences, assumptions and biases and offers opportunities to promote equity including approaches to learning, creating belonging, inclusive learning environments, and supportive, facilitative, relationships.

This session explores the way contemporary Higher Education including colonial legacies shapes perceptions, narratives, and knowledge construction in a way that ‘others’ and excludes individuals with cultural differences.

Academic staff are offered a reflective space to consider the current practices in HE and given opportunities to explore and develop evidence based pedagogical strategies to promote belonging, and success for all students.

Topics include behaviours and dynamics in the learning space, understandings of student/tutor relationships, the impact of language, relationships with time and the benefits of perspective taking and reflexivity.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Have developed a critical understanding of the notion of cultural competence.
  • Recognise the impact of culture on learning experiences in the UK.
  • Understand and develop Learning and Teaching practices that reduce cultural barriers and can support success for all students.
  • Develop a range of activities to enhance belonging for students with cultural difference and/or marginalized identities.

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