Understanding contemporary Australian culture helps teachers build a culturally inclusive learning experience for their students. This starts with broadening cultural and ethnic horizons in a nurturing environment where students feel comfortable in sharing their opinions, ideas and beliefs.
It’s important for Future Focused Learners to understand;
• Culture is complex and dynamic
• Culture influences perspectives and identities
• Culture can be expressed in a variety of ways
• Culture can include ways of behaving, thinking, valuing and being
Creating an inclusive classroom culture is crucial for a student’s cognitive and emotional development. Culture Zones incorporate a variety of shared spaces that foster a community of learners as well as support fluid spaces for the individual. This includes large scale soft seating settings and breakout spaces, giving students responsibility and choice in where they learn.