Resources for Monash educators

Supporting our staff to develop their potential as educators, researchers and leaders in learning and teaching is key to the goals of embedding Better Teaching, Better Learning at Monash. The Continuing Education Excellence Development (CEED) Framework has been developed for all staff involved in learning and teaching.

Build on your current intercultural competence knowledge through the following range of training options for Monash staff:

Building cultural competence through transcultural capacity (CEED Module)

As a staff member, through this CEED module you will learn how to:

  • Describe the nature of culture and cultural identity.
  • Identify and understand the differences and relationships between the concepts of multiculturalism, interculturalism and transculturalism.
  • Articulate the assumptions that are made about culture and cultural variation in designing teaching and learning.
  • Review transcultural modes of teaching and learning practice.
  • Reflect on how their own teaching strategies and pedagogies would be benefit from a transcultural approach to teaching and learning.

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Enriching Curricula with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content (CEED Module)

As a staff member, through this CEED module you will learn how to:

  • Identify common challenges in including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in educational practices in the 21st century.
  • Develop knowledge and strategies to negotiate common challenges to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content relevantly to achieve informed educational practice.
  • Enhance their confidence to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) content into their educational context.

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Fostering intercultural communication (CEED module).

As a staff member, through this CEED module you will learn how to:

  • Identify the core concepts of Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Competence.
  • Explore and practice a range of practical techniques to improve intercultural communication in learning spaces.
  • Apply practice-based techniques to existing curriculum to enhance intercultural awareness and intercultural communication practice in learning spaces.
  • Develop practice-based models/competencies to work across cultural boundaries.

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Cultural safety programs

Cultural safety is commonly defined as 'an environment that is safe for people: where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need.

It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning, living and working together with dignity and truly listening.

Cultural safety programs are available to staff via the myDevelopment platform.