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Encouraging cultural curiosity

  • Date: February 05, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Cost: BAISIS/BSA member – £135, BSA Affiliate Member – £170, Non-member – £270
  • Audience: TBC
  • Platform: Zoom (online)

Course Outline:

Schools with international students studying, and indeed living, within the community have an unrivalled opportunity to champion cultural diversity, understanding and respect amongst the student population, and amongst staff. Cultural curiosity and understanding equips individuals with essential life skills, enriches the educational experience and opens doors to a world of opportunities, in some cases quite literally. These are invaluable for all students in our settings, whether domestic or international and, as such, something our members should be proactively engaging with.

This two hour session will discuss ways for schools to encourage cultural curiosity for their students and staff, highlighting the importance of cultural diversity and discussing potential challenges in implementation.

Training topics will include:

  • Understanding the importance of cultural diversity
  • Promoting cultural curiosity amongst students
  • Empowering staff for cultural engagement
  • Overcoming potential challenges.

Learning outcomes:

  • Improved understanding of the benefits of cultural curiosity and diversity
  • Confidence in the role your organisation can play in promoting cultural curiosity for the whole community
  • Suggestions for promoting cultural curiosity and managing any challenges.

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