Cohesion in Diversity: Together for Humanity

This free course from Together for Humanity explores the latest research around Intercultural Understanding (ICU) and its implementation in the classroom, with a focus on encouraging dialogue, partnerships and participation among students and their families. 
  NESA Accredited
  Free Course
  • Targeted to

    All Educators

  • 4 Hours

    Course Duration
  • Standards

    7.3, 4.1, 6.2

NESA accredited

Completing Cohesion in Diversity will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority areas of engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community, create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments, and engage in professional learning, addressing standard descriptors 7.3.2,  4.1.2, and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
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About this course

This introductory course delves into the realm of intercultural understanding (ICU) research and practice, with a strong emphasis on promoting dialogue, partnerships, and active participation within school environments.

Throughout the course, you will review current research on ICU and choose an area of interest for further exploration. Additionally, you will examine strategies to facilitate classroom dialogue and student participation, while also reviewing and proposing parent engagement methods.

By developing an action plan, you will set goals for engaging parents and supporting student involvement. This course aligns with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs) 7.3, 4.1, and 6.2, emphasising collaborative relationships with parents, inclusive interactions with students, and engagement in professional learning to enhance teaching practices.

The course is structured around four modules, covering essential topics such as research-based practices, effective dialogue on sensitive issues, building trust with parents, and facilitating student participation to foster cultural cohesion.

You will learn:

  • The basics of Intercultural Understanding (ICU) from recent studies on the topic
  • New strategies to promote dialogue and student participation in your classroom
  • Parent engagement strategies to try in your school community
  • To implement an action plan with one goal for each of the points above 

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Together for Humanity

About Together for Humanity

Together for Humanity is an Australian organisation working to build a more cohesive society through school communities. With operations in NSW and Queensland and partners in Victoria, South Australia and WA, Together for Humanity offers a range of face to face and online programs that help to cultivate greater connection and understanding among students and their families. They also offer a range of professional development courses for teachers. 

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