Weaving a Worldview

Develop cultural literacy and the ability to work in a culturally-inclusive manner with children.

A multicultural country, Australia’s cultural landscape is diverse. Yet our education system fails to recognise how deeply connected culture is to every aspect of a child’s wellbeing. From a child’s eye-contact mannerism to meal time rituals to toilet practices, there are many conflicting cultural norms a child may confront between home and school. 

When children don’t feel included in their learning space, it clearly affects their learning. Hence, developing cultural awareness is essential for every teacher. This workshop will also help parents to be versed in the cultural conversation, as they are the first teachers for a child. 

Key lessons:

  • Our worldview influences how we interact with people and our environment. Reflect on your own worldview, so you can relate to others and identify cues for cultural differences. 
  • Understand the cultural iceberg as only a fraction of culture is visible, but there is much more happening under the surface. Understanding the cultural iceberg gives us a greater awareness of deeper considerations about a child and their culture.  
  • Identify the six stages of the cultural continuum, from culturally destructive to culturally proficient. The continuum will help you to plan and implement practical cultural activities for your learning space. 

Join Ranu James through this series of professional conversations, as she guides and supports you to understand worldview, how culture connects with well-being, the cultural iceberg and the implications of this for your classroom or home. Being aware and understanding these three elements goes a long way towards increasing your cultural proficiency and literacy and your ability to work in a culturally inclusive manner.  

Wednesday, 26 October & Wednesday, 2 November 2022 (2 sessions inclusive)

7:00pm – 9:00pm (AEDT)

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, 2 November 2022 - 7:00pm