Context & Community
We are committed to meaningful learning and teaching in a culturally diverse and ever changing society. Therefore, teacher candidates understand that communities are constructed and realize the benefit of partnering with faculty, staff, student, families and local representatives to develop, expand and sustain ethical teaching and learning communities.
The teacher candidate understands:
- The context of social, cultural, economic and political realities as related to self, community and world
- The relationship between cultural diversity and student learning, including how cultural diversity can afford particular opportunities for the exploration of multiple perspectives
- Teaching and learning are affected by access to the development and exchange of new media and electronic information
- Teaching and learning is multi-modal, a life long process, and occurs both inside and outside the context of schools