Task 3. 5 Self assessment

Aim: To assess your intercultural competence  and define what a culturally responsive teacher is

Time: 60 minutes

You have now learned about some intercultural models, examined some intercultural incidents and been introduced to some tools that can be used to great benefit in the intercultural classroom. Can your level of cultural responsiveness be measured?

There are several ways of doing this.

  1. The first way is to look at yourself as an individual in your daily life. Look at the following grid of intercultural competence and place yourself on the different attributes. Attainment levels of Intercultural Competence final
  2. The second way is to focus on your competence in being a culturally responsive teacher in the classroom. Now let’s look at Hammond’s picture of a culturally responsive teacher. This model is for a K12 teacher. Let’s consider how useful this is and what needs to change to adapt this to the adult education context in our chat (Task 3.6).
  3. The third way is to measure yourself against the learning aims of this very short introductory course.AF self assessment of CRT adult teacher

You don’t have to post anything for this task but as we look to the future you may want to use the grids to identify areas of strength and aspects that you would like to improve.

Additional resources

British Council Behaviours: This is an example where cultural awareness has been integrated into a wider perspective of teacher competence in the British Council’s expectations of teacher behaviour (see especially the first two grids).

Hammond, Z “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain”

Plotting Intercultural Awareness

Week 1

Week 2

Task 3.1 Do I stereotype?
Task 3.2 Stereotypes
Task 3.3 Stereotypes in the classroom
Task 3.4 My classroom challenges
Task 3. 5 Self assessment
Task 3.6 Chat