Introduction The parameters of scholarship in education are often based on Boyer’s (1990) dimensions of discovery, integration, application and teaching. Healey further expands on the scholarship of teaching to include “research into teaching and learning, critical reflection of practice and communication and dissemination about the practice of one’s subject” (2000, p. 169). Broadening … Continue reading Is Digital Scholarship limited by cultural myopia?
Why is multi-cultural understanding important in e-Learning?
Just came across this very interesting infographic while trying to justify a moral gut-feeling on why we need to care about multi-cultural, multi-lingual (MCML) learning environment accommodation for all students. If nothing else - it impacts on the bottom line!
The Power and Potential of Multicultural Diverse Literature
Abstract This article explores how multicultural and diverse literature contributes to a school library collection through its unique ability to inform, provoke socio-emotional responses and stimulate social justice and reform, while validating the experience and identity of a multicultural and diverse student body. Examples of recently published notable books are provided. Themes and conceptual tools … Continue reading The Power and Potential of Multicultural Diverse Literature
Diversity and "multicultural" literature
Deep into my readings on this topic and it's not making me feel particularly cheerful. The statistics are appalling. On the one hand one should be glad that there are enough people who care enough to keep count. On the other, it doesn't appear that the counting leads to any measurable improvement. Here are the … Continue reading Diversity and "multicultural" literature
Communicating across cultures
Communicating across cultures: cultural identity issues and the role of the multicultural, multilingual school library within the school community Dr. Helen Boelens School Library Researcher and Consultant, The Netherlands John M. Cherek Jr. MSc Project Manager, Zorgboerderij “De Kweektuin”, Mijdrecht, The Netherlands Dr. Anthony Tilke Head of Library Services & TOK Teacher, United World College … Continue reading Communicating across cultures