Opening Doors-Welcoming Diversity: Using Social Competency Processes to Build Effective Teaching and Learning Communities

By Coral Cara.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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In today's world, diversity is ever expanding and educators need processes in place that allow their learning communities to positively harness diversity to promote learning. This paper describes the use of social competency tied to teaching and learning, that enhances the ethos and atmosphere conducive to effective teaching and learning; which will in turn build effective strategies for educators to deal with the diverse learning communities that they teach. It is an appropriate process for all sectors from pre-school to the tertiary sector, and for all students and all learning communities.

Keywords: Diversity, Social Competency, Effective Teaching, Effective Learning, TRIBES Process, Inclusive Practice, Supportive Learning Community, Student Morale, Building Resilience, Respectful Practices

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp.293-304. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 816.019KB).

Coral Cara

Lecturer/Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Coral Cara has an extended multi faceted career in education and is passionate about inclusive accessible education for all. She is an educator, consultant and lecturer across all sectors and levels. Coral is currently working with University preservice teachers using innovative effective teaching and learning strategies that are learner centred and inquiry based. Coral has worked extensively on creating inclusive multimodal teaching and learning that creates engagement, retention and improved outcomes for staff and students.


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