Trainers Institute: At Home Edition – Cultural Humility: An Essential Foundation for Early Childhood Education Trainers
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenters: Mary Sciaraffa
Learning Objectives: Learning Outcomes: Articulate an understanding of the definition of cultural humility as it relates to working in the field of Early Childhood Education. Discuss the importance of culture in one’s own personal and professional lives. Acknowledge, respect, and welcome an individual’s cultural values and practices as part of each individual’s experiences.
It is important for effective professionals to enhance their knowledge, communication, and collaborative skills in order to achieve cultural humility. Within this session, participants will gain an understanding of one’s own values and beliefs. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on how their personal values and beliefs were acquired. Through short lectures and activities, participants will begin to understand how culture influences how one thinks, feels, acts and views the world. Participants will learn the behaviors of others elicited by the dimensions of diversity are not static issues or planned responses. These are guided by many factors, such as socioeconomic status, sex, age, length of residence in a locale, and more. Throughout the session, participants will become aware of their own beliefs about diversity in both personal and professional contexts.
Total Clock hours: 2