Childhood and Cultural Enrichment

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Childhood and Cultural Enrichment

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Education, Intercultural Development, Teacher Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Examines the richness of cultural diversity within an educational context.

    Students explore their own culture and heritage and interact with international students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Practical solutions to enhance the cultural and educational experiences for children at centres and primary schools are examined. Global issues facing refugees and migrants will be identified and explored within seminar presentations.

    Learning Outcomes
    -Define and analyse students' own individual cultural perspectives
    -Explore and analyse the global and local issues faced by the range of cultures found among the migrant and refugee communities of Dunedin
    -Interact with people from Dunedin's multi-ethnic community and identify the needs and aspirations of children and their families

    Course Structure
    This course examines students' own cultures and the impact cultural diversity has on everyday experiences. Interactions with people from different ethnic backgrounds provides an opportunity to explore diversity first-hand. Speakers address aspects about supporting diverse students within a multicultural classroom/centre. The experiences of refugees and migrants are explored.

    Textbooks
    Text books are not required for this course.
    The course outline for the course includes selected readings and websites that students will be expected to investigate.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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