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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.

Smith, D.G. and Associates. (1997). Diversity Works, The Emerging Picture of How Studies benefit. AAC&U: Washington, D.C.