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IDEAS Foundations is an introduction to the values and principles that guide IDEAS' strategy and practice. 

The 5 sessions cover:

  • IDEAS Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Culturally-Situated Transformation
  • Intentionality and the SODAP Scale
  • Linguistic and Cultural Disability
  • Cross-cultural Professional Identity

Course Description:

Contributions of non-formal educators, cognitive psychologists, and educational anthropologists to cross-cultural teaching and learning; attuning instruction to thinking styles, pedagogical expectations, and cultural values.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the role of culture and values in shaping us as learners and teachers
  • Analyze the roles that culture and values play in the lives of students and their families
  • Sensitively navigate the different “audiences” in education (students, institution, community, and fellow teachers) and their respective roles in learning
  • Adjust pedagogy and curricula to different culturally-situated contexts
  • Discuss the nuanced relationship between cultural-situatedness and transformation
  • Articulate his/her perspective on multiculturalism and critical thinking

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