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How do you teach culture? Do you use old or new approaches? Or, are you eclectic?

How do you teach culture? Do you use old or new approaches? Or, are you eclectic?

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  • Old way of teaching culture:
    • “ Big C”: formal culture- arts, literature, music, history
    • “ Little C”: daily life culture- social behaviour, beliefs, housing, food, transportation
  • Four Common Approaches to teaching Culture:
    • The Frankenstein Approach :
    • A from here, a from there,
    • A from here, a from there.
  • The 4-F Approach:
    • Folk dances Festivals
    • Fairs Food
  • The Tour Guide Approach
  • The “By-the-Way” approach :
    • Bits of behaviour to emphasize differences
    • “ We live in apartments. They live in huts.”
  • We must understand relationship between culture and language
    • The constructivist view : culture is something that people live and language is how culture is made vibrant
  • Acquiring cultural competence involves cognitive and affective learning
    • Embracing difference
    • Valuing differences,
  • Cultural Standards across grade levels
    • Can effectively be used to establish goals for culture learning across instructions
    • From beginning, intermediate, middle school to the high school stage these standards seek to lead to cultural competencies
    • Thank you for your attention