Graduate Course: EDU 526 - Cultural Awareness and Social Emotional Learning’s role in Global Citizenship Education

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  • Price: $800.00
  • Dates: March 7 - May 1, 2022
  • Professors: Mamta Kochhar
  • Location: Online- Canvas online platform

This course will explore the various educational nuances, cultural styles, and education systems around the world. It will promote Global Citizenship and Learning. It will concentrate on curiosity before judgement. As our classrooms increasingly get more diverse, cultural awareness and Social Emotional Learning play an important role in academics and behavioral wellness. SEL competencies lend themselves to global learning, and vice-versa, as both benefit with the goal of fostering respect, collaboration, and responsible decision-making. This will also tie in the five SEL Competencies and look at various family structures and supports that can be tied to any content area in any classroom/non-classroom setting. To expand everyone’s horizon, we will look at specifically four countries, both Western and Non-Western, Canada, Ghana, India, and Finland, and how their education system impacted the generations and others. I am excited to share a global journey with you all which will also incorporate your experiences, challenges, and the students in your classrooms.

We will be looking at SEL through different lenses and see how it is incorporated worldwide and explore rich content. It will give participants a way to think about the world differently, to make connections with students from different parts of the country and the world, and also to contemplate our place and role in it.

The course design will have the flexibility to incorporate the participants’ background. The content and its exploration will be incorporated as individuals’ work in relation to their social and professional needs and how creativity weaves in a common thread. The cultural influence upon education will be covered as well. Focus would be on how to incorporate our cultural awareness into our daily personal and professional life. We may have an International guest speaker(s) too who will share their perspective.