The importance of teaching students about other cultures
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There’s been a cheap jordan sneakers lot of recent public discussion about the need for greater focus on the development of intercultural capabilities in Australian students. However, between the buzzwords and the jargon, very little has been said about how intercultural understanding can be taught in schools, and what the tangible outcomes might be for students cheap jordans shoes and the wider community.
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In the new Australian Curriculum, intercultural understanding is a general capability and it’s expected to be achieved by all students by the time they leave school.
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Research conducted by the Asia Education Foundation at The University of Melbourne explores the different definitions of intercultural understanding in Australian schools and internationally.
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cheap jordans sale Visit the Asia Education website to register for the 2016 AEF Summer School. AEF is an initiative of Asialink at the University of Melbourne. cheap jordans sale
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