Cultural Awareness

In this lesson learners will explore the meaning of cultural awareness and gain a better understanding of why it is important within the workplace setting. They will explore how they can promote inclusive practice and how they can plan for diversity and inclusion. They will also explore the challenges to inclusion and how these might be overcome. This course is generally intended for learners working in nursery settings.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learners will learn that cultural awareness is an important and integral part of supporting diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Learners will learn that being aware of a person's culture means understanding not only the outward expressions of that culture but also the social aspects, intrinsic values and morals, and the challenges of people trying to live alongside other cultures.
  • Learners will learn that the awareness of cultural similarities and differences are important within the childcare setting and are a requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Advantages of this course:

Cultural awareness is an important and integral part of supporting diversity, equality and inclusion. This course reflects on that fact that, although it is human nature to consider that one's own culture is best, it should be remembered that people from other cultures think the same about theirs. Through video tutorials, presentations and reading the course offers an insight into how being aware of a person's culture means understanding not only the outward expressions of that culture but the social aspects, intrinsic values and morals, and that challenges of people trying to live alongside other cultures on a daily basis. 

Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning.

There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge. 

Difficulty:
£25

Our CPD short courses are written by occupationally competent professionals and each lesson combines filmed tutorials, reading activities, quizzes and good practice examples for an engaging learning experience.

 

Many of our courses are endorsed learning programmes (ELPs) by awarding body, CACHE

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