Research Based Pedagogical Strategies
- Informal peer interaction and peer led discussions in classrooms are effective, especially with first year students. These cooperative learning strategies include pairing students from different backgrounds, multicultural or not.
- The instructor plays a major role as an agent of change in the multicultural learning process.
- Research literature recommends both required and supplemental multicultural readings.
- Simulations allow students to act out multicultural situations in a safe environment.
- Linking classroom experiences with outside classroom experiences. Co-curricular and service learning provide real world experience.
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