ACSA Webinars
Intercultural understanding - 1

Professor Mohammad, Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
University of South Australia

Interconnectedness: A bridge to genuine Intercultural understanding

7-8pm AEDT Tuesday 5 March 2019

 Presenter bio

This session argues that if we are to establish genuine intercultural understanding then it is important to recognise the interconnectedness of civilisations. It further argues that Ignoring the reliance and interconnectedness of people, nations and civilisations is a sign of hubris and leads to stereotyping and 'othering' that is counter-intuitive. Genuine intercultural understanding would urge us to challenge the narrative that non-European civilisations and peoples were passive bystander in the story of world historical development, who can be legitimately marginalised from the progressive story of world history. 

(from this link you will have the option to register for this session alone, more or the whole series)

What you will learn:
You will learn the significance of interconnectedness of civilisations and people and the impact this could have on intercultural understanding.

Why you should attend:
You should attend this because it will challenge pre-existing notions about the "other" and enhance your intercultural understandings

AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed in this webinar:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
3.5 Use effective classroom communication
4.1 Support student participation
4.4 Maintain student safety