This program aims to acquaint the participants with the role that national culture plays in education in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. The theoretical basis as laid down by Hofstede, Hall, Trompenaars and the GLOBE research project will be implemented in hands-on exercises to create awareness of the influence that cultural diversity plays in teaching, learning, communication and performance orientation.
The participant will gain awareness of:
- National culture and value systems
- The effects of national culture on education
- Understanding and awareness of diversity in learning behaviors
- Developing an adaptive teaching approach to suit the international school environment
- Culture’s impact on communication
The focus is to provide guidelines and share experience on how to work successfully with diversity in an international school environment. The program highlights the importance of the international school being a role-model in ‘diversity management’. Teachers and staff learn the principles of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and ensure that they are evident in their daily interaction with their students and stakeholders.