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experiencing to understand both the perspectives of others peers, authors, faculty and forunderstanding their own perspectives and how they acquired them. Students can come tounderstand that learning is about the generation, mutual reflection, and critiquing and expandingof ideas and concepts, and that this is most effectively done in a collaborative and non-competitive environment.One effective approach to this challenge is to attend to the variety of learning styles inany college classroom. Understanding multiple learning styles allows one to focus on individualstudents' own learning styles; sub-groups within a classroom community; and the class as alearning community.
Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University19Even in the most transformed classes, however, faculty are often unaware of the varietyof pedagogies that can produce enhanced learning for students and faculty and that can facilitategrowth in intellectual complexity and capacity.Student can also learn that there are patterns of values, speech, preferences, and behaviorsassociated with different cultures, and they can learn that there are as many differences withincultural groups as there are across different cultures. This helps student’s break down culturalstereotypes in the society as a whole.Diversity in the ClassroomIn the day-to-day classroom is often hard to do. The goal of this teaching module is tohighlight a few of the key challenges and concerns in promoting diversity, and illustrate ways toincorporate an understanding of diversity in the classroom and beyond.Diversity is a term that can have many different meanings depending on context. Thismodule will not offer a comprehensive definition of the term; instead, this module will highlighttwo key areas related to diversity:Identify how diversity affects the classroomProvide practical tips for promoting an inclusive classroomMuch discussion about diversity focuses on the following forms of marginalization: race,class, gender, and sexual orientation — and rightfully so, given the importance of these forms ofdifference. In fact, students come to the university classroom with different backgrounds, sets ofexperiences, cultural contexts, and world views.However, diversity is an issue that plays a role in the classroom beyond these categories.For example, much educational and psychological literature demonstrates that students havediverse ways of learning. Some learn visually, through charts, graphs, tables and drawing; othersmayLearn primarily through aural means (i.e. through listening to lecture); and others still may beprimarily kinesthetic (i.e. learning by doing, project work, etc.). Attention to learningpreferences is an important aspect of addressing differences among all students.
Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University20Additionally, issues of diversity play a role in how students and teachers view theimportance of the classroom and what should happen there. For example, assumptions about

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Term
Spring
Professor
Clare Browne
Tags
Educational Psychology, Test, TAMIL NADU TEACHERS EDUCATION UNIVERSITY, The Unconscious,

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