Who We Are

  • Central Idea:

    Culture and identities change over time impacting diversity.

    Related Concepts:

    Culture: the state of being cultivated in manners, taste, and thought - characteristic features in beliefs, artistic, and social

    Identity: You are your own person - being yourself

    Diversity: Differences in religion, culture, beliefs, holidays, and food - everyone is different

    Key Concepts:

    Perspective: "What are the points of view?" - seeing things differently - trying something new or different

    Change: "How is it changing?" - change from one process to another

    Responsibility: "What is our responsibility?" - take care of yourself and your actions and take care of others

    Learner Profile:

    Communicator: They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others

    Open-Minded: They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities

    Principled: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities

    Approaches to Learning:

    Thinking Skills: Acquisition of knowledge, comprehend , apply, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, dialectical thought and metacognition

    Communication Skills: Listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, presenting, non-verbal communication

    Attitudes:

    Tolerance: Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others

    Appreciation: Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people

    Respect: Respecting themselves, others and the world around them