Creating a Culturally Responsive assignment
Ideas for creating an equity based assignment.
- Anchor the assignment in an equity Core Learning Objective (CLO) for the course
- Choose equity outcomes that help students build connections with you and other students
- Choose a topic that impacts students' lives
- Design a larger project upon which the initial assignment is based that will
- Engage students
- Have real-world application
- Allow students to connect what they already know
- Use multiple learning-styles
- Reflect on their learning
- Anchor the discussion by selecting articles related to social justice issues in your disciplinary area
When creating the assignment:
- Communicate the purpose of the assignment
- Clearly state the desired outcome/core learning outcomes and CRT objectives
- Provide helpful steps for completing the assignment
- Clearly spell out how they will be graded
Creating a CRT Assignment
Guideance from FCC's Dr. Andrea Dardello on how to construct a Culturally Responsive Teaching informed assignment to include in your course.
Culturally Responsive Teaching Assignment Examples By Discipline
Example of a CRT service learning project via Dr. Early, and an example student submission.
The following examples are from Professor Cordova's HUMN 105 course.
HUMN 105 CRT assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to explore the food and cultural traditions of Argentina while also reflecting on your cultural traditions and identity. Another purpose is to reflect on difference/diversity and how some people are marginalized and discriminated against because of their identity. Also explored will be stereotypes, gender roles, and the sense of belonging
HUMN 105 Student Submission
This is an example of the work completed by a student for Professor Cordova's HUMN 105 Culturally Responsive Teaching Assignment. Posted with permission.
The following examples of student work are from Professor Hagen's NURS 261 Health Disparity Project, which was designed using Culturally Responsive Teaching.
The following are examples of a CRT assignment and student submission from Dr. Khumramshina's Introduction to Russian class.
The following is an example from Professor Janes for exploring culture through acting and a student submission for the assignment.
Creating a Culturally Responsive Syllabus
Designing Your Equity Syllabus
From a presentation prepared by FCC's Dr. Andrea Dardello, these slides provide guidance on key points and design elements of a Culturally Responsive Teaching Syllabus.
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