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EDU 3030 CBE: Diversity, Pedagogy, and Social Change: Project 1

Project 1 Competency and Sub-Competencies

Competency: Can explain the relationship between an individual’s self-concept and their level of cultural competence.

 

Sub-competencies

1.     Can explain personal perceptions of self-concept and identity and how identity may be impacted by racism, sexism and classism and other isms.

2.     Can relate class differences that relate to misunderstandings among students from different social positions in a community.

3.     Can explain the impact of the mass media and the education process in shaping individual and cultural groups' views and their perceived cultural differences.

Deliverable: In this project, you will identify your level of cultural competence and use this knowledge to identify how/why you are able to relate to diverse groups of students.  Develop a 4-6-page reflection paper that explains your self-concept and how your self-concept has been impacted by racism, sexism, classism, etc. Also include how the mass media, community, and your family have shaped your perceptions of cultural differences.

Student Learning Resources

The following resources are Open Educational Resources that are project specific and provide the necessary knowledge base to develop your project and demonstrate your skills. Cite all sources used in APA format. 

Project 1 Overview

Steps 1-4

Step 1:  Define Cultural Competence

First, you will create a word cloud that includes a minimum of 25 terms related to cultural competence. The word cloud must clearly represent concepts that are specific to the impact of cultural competence on teachers, students, and the curriculum in elementary schools. Save the word cloud as a PDF to submit below. This step of the project will help you develop a self-reflection paper in step 4.

 

Step 2:  Define the Components of Cultural Competence

Next, you will develop a concept map that illustrates the four components of cultural competence 1) Awareness; 2) Attitudes; 3) Knowledge; and 4) Skills. Save the concept map as a PDF to submit below. This step of the project will help you develop a self-reflection paper in step 4.

 

Step 3: Complete the Cultural Assessment Tool

Take the cultural competence assessment tool located in the Skill Building Resources to determine your level of cultural competence. In 1-2-pages, discuss the results of your self-assessment; whether you agree with them or not and the life experiences that have shaped your cultural competence. Save the 1-2-page discussion of your self-assessment as a PDF to submit below. This step of the project will help you develop a self-reflection paper in step 4.

 

Step 4: Develop an Individual Reflection of Cultural Competence

Using the results of your cultural competence assessment and your knowledge of the four components of cultural competence, develop a 4-6-page self-reflection of your cultural competence. Make sure to include the following in your self-reflection:

 

  • Explain how your self-concept has been impacted by racism, sexism, classism, etc.
  • Describe the impact of mass media and the education process on your attitudes and beliefs about cultural groups and cultural differences.  
  • Give specific examples to illustrate the points above

 

Use at least 2-3 evidence-based resources.

Cite sources properly using APA style.

Student Learning Resources (cont.)

Skill Building Resources