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Diverse Learning

Recognizing that the concept of β€˜diversity’ encompasses all the ways in which humans may differ from each other, this section focuses on resources aimed at supporting international students and / or students for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL).

As humans we have complex identities that go beyond one or two β€˜labels,’ therefore many of the resources included in this section will also be useful to consider for all learners.

Equally, some resources included under β€˜Inclusive Learning’ will be supportive of international and EAL students. See also Course Design / Supports / Supporting EAL Students

Intercultural Classroom in Digital Realm

Teaching online synchronously or asynchronously or just having components of learning happening digitally can present some new challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. This handout shares some thoughts and suggestions for instrucctors.

  • The Intercultural Classroom in the Digital Realm: Suggestions for Teaching: PDF Version


Dimensions of Culture

Being more aware of culture and cultural perspectives, norms and expectations, teaching and learning experiences, especially working with students in group settings, can be misunderstood. Check out this handout on how dimensions of culture may influence group work with diverse learners.

  • How Dimensions of Culture Influence Teaching, Learning and Working in Groups: PDF Version


Designing and Assessing Multicultural work
  • Tips for Designing and Assessing Multicultural Work: PDF Version


Students Working ON Group Projects
  • For Students: 5 Tips for Studets Working Together on Group Projects: PDF Version


Engaging With Diverse Learners

This is the first of two video presentations on Engaging With Diverse Learners. These videos focus on international students and students for whom English is an Additional Language, acknowledging that diversity includes all the ways in which we differ as humans. This first video highlights some of the challenges some students may experience in engaging in their learning and explores some general ways of fostering community and engagement across different delivery formats.

This is the second of two video presentations on Engaging With Diverse Learners. This second video explores what we mean by inclusive pedagogy and then looks at five principles of engagement with specific examples of activities that we can use that facilitate a variety of ways to support students in being active participants in their learning.