Cultural Diversity

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Cultural Diversity by Mind Map: Cultural Diversity

1. Cliff

1.1. Awareness

1.2. Sensitivity

1.3. Student Safety (free to express)

1.4. integrity

1.5. Balance

2. Mitch

2.1. Expressions & Metaphors

2.2. .

2.3. Technology Uses/ Comfort

3. Bonnie thinks...

3.1. diversity

3.1.1. open acceptance

3.2. division

3.2.1. silent tolerance

3.2.2. rules of accomodation

3.2.3. domineering and dominating cultures

3.2.4. parity not equality

3.3. Tribes of of MeWe~i

3.3.1. collective collaboration on line

3.3.1.1. not just connections

3.3.2. gauntlets

3.3.2.1. language

3.3.2.1.1. ie: physics forums

3.3.2.2. history

3.3.2.3. cyber land/address

3.3.3. who

3.3.3.1. users (i) belong to mutiple tribes

3.3.3.2. earned acceptance

4. JAMES

4.1. ethnicity

4.1.1. country

4.1.2. continent

4.2. generational

4.2.1. youth

4.2.2. mid-life

4.2.3. advanced

4.3. social

4.3.1. religion

4.3.1.1. myths of creation

4.3.2. mental

4.3.3. emotional

4.4. economy

4.4.1. external

4.4.2. personal

4.5. technology

4.5.1. access

4.5.2. cost

4.5.3. ubiquity

4.6. language

4.6.1. writing

4.6.2. reading

4.7. physical

5. Melting Pot ( Justin)

5.1. similiar differences

5.2. shared community

5.2.1. meritocracy

5.2.2. division of labour

5.3. accepted behaviours

6. Donna adds - cultural customs

6.1. communication

6.1.1. frequency of contact

6.2. family units/extended family

7. Culturally Responsive Teaching (Laurette)

7.1. differentiating instruction

7.1.1. cultural backgrounds

7.1.2. learning styles

7.2. ESL immigrant population collision: haves vs have nots (Tapscott, 1987)

7.3. learner-centredness

7.3.1. cultural construct

7.3.2. stakeholder centredness

7.4. age, gender & cultural issues (Moller, 2005)

7.5. second language learning: written, reading & visual

7.6. technology enhancement

8. Multi-dimensional (Vicki)

8.1. learning styles

8.1.1. Myers-Briggs

8.1.2. Multiple Intelligences

8.2. cultural

8.3. communication

8.4. technology

9. Mitch

10. Johneen

10.1. Understanding based on...

10.1.1. Family Traditions

10.1.2. Personal Experience

10.1.3. Education in Country of Residence

10.1.4. Personal Belief System

10.1.5. Way of Communicating Beliefs

10.1.5.1. language

10.1.5.2. writing

10.1.5.3. listening style

10.1.5.4. Social rules/ etiquette

11. Charmaine thinks

11.1. Immigrating Students may feel the following:

11.2. An inequality in education

11.3. Personal Attitudes are judged

11.4. Lack of cultural awareness in the learning environment

12. Karen

12.1. compassion

12.2. empathy

12.3. embracing

12.4. awareness

13. ian

13.1. multi-cultural learning environments...

13.1.1. need to be aware of prior knowledge and learning experiences; backgrounds.

13.1.1.1. need to be aware of the traditional ways of communicating

13.1.1.1.1. need to be aware of possible language barriers

14. Tracey

14.1. Communication

14.1.1. Non-verbal Communication

14.1.2. Socialized gestures and sounds

14.1.3. Written and Oral Skill Level

14.1.4. Facial expressions

14.2. Perspectives

14.2.1. Preconceived notions

14.2.2. Attitudes

14.2.3. Beliefs

14.2.4. Background and past experience

14.3. Tools

14.3.1. Access to technology and other tools

14.3.2. Emphasis and encouragement of use

14.3.3. Guidance and support

15. Erin

15.1. ethnocentrism

15.1.1. Overlooking differences

15.1.1.1. Common human error

15.2. Equal opportunity

15.2.1. recognizing similarities & differences

15.2.1.1. goals

15.2.1.2. values

15.2.1.3. Beliefs

15.2.1.4. Outcomes