Culturally Sensitive Learning Practices
In today’s global world, to provide meaningful education teacher librarians and their students need to become culturally competent: open to learning about other cultures and sharing one’s own culture, able to change personal perspectives, and able to communicate effectively across cultures. Hofstede’s model of cultural dimensions provides a framework for examining culturally sensitive library implications. Specific strategies are suggested to address language barriers, student–teacher relations, choosing resources, learning activities, technical issues, and assessment.
KeywordsInstructional Design Power Distance Distance Culture Online Tutorial Authentic Audience
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