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Life Worlds


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Life Worlds

  1. 1. Our Intracultural Selves Us, our lives, and our classrooms Learners and Their Life Worlds Intra- and Intercultural Learning
  2. 2. <ul><li>cultural background </li></ul><ul><li>socio-economic background </li></ul><ul><li>family relationships cultural background </li></ul><ul><li>educational background </li></ul><ul><li>self-concept </li></ul><ul><li>friendships and peer relationships </li></ul><ul><li>interests </li></ul><ul><li>life experiences </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>Elements of our life worlds
  3. 3. Our Intracultural Selves Us, our lives, and our classrooms
  4. 4. Why are learners’ life worlds important? <ul><li>Motivation and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Valuing individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>Learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for intercultural learning </li></ul><ul><li>Planning effective learning experiences! </li></ul>
  5. 5. You can make a difference <ul><li>Aalyihah </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ Hello, I am Aaliyah” </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>1.Understand my world </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>1.Understand my world </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>2.Understand how I learn </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3.Engage me!!
  11. 11. 4. Expand Pathways                                                                                                                                                            
  12. 12. 5.Unconditional Respect To get it you must give it
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ Do you know how to teach me?” </li></ul>
  14. 16. Professional Standards
  15. 17. VELS – What do we value? We want our children to be.. <ul><li>Community members who contribute socially, economically and culturally to society </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible individuals capable of relating to family, friends and colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Informed citizens who understand and contribute to civil and community relations at a local, national and global level </li></ul>VELS –LOTE - Key Learning Area <ul><li>Communicating in a language other than English </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural Knowledge and Language Awareness </li></ul>
  16. 18. Get to know your own intracultural world!
  17. 19. Learn about your students’ life worlds and how they can best interact in your learning environment!
  18. 20. <ul><li>In your classroom… </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffold learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Address learning styles and preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with your learners’ worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Seize and create opportunities for intercultural learning! </li></ul>