Teachers in the classroom often rely upon assumptions about student’s prior knowledge and educational background. However, conceptions of a received “canon” of information vary across national education systems and backgrounds. Instructors must be prepared to work in an environment where they must avoid making hasty assumptions about prior student knowledge. On the other hand, a diversity of experience and knowledge among students constitutes a tremendous resource for stimulating classroom conversation and shared learning. We will discuss strategies on how to engage this resource in the classroom.
This three-part series explores how a diversity of cultural backgrounds and experiences in the classroom can benefit learning or create challenges in the classroom.
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