Program

Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved

2020

First Advisor

Swensen, Danny

Abstract

Foreign language teachers are the responsible ones for developing multicultural skills in students. These skills are to equip pupils to become more open-minded, empathic, and critical thinkers, something very needed in a globalized world in the 21st century. Therefore, there are essential aspects that must be taken into account while planning the instruction. That is why I have developed a digital and printable planning tool that helps and guides educators in the process of designing an effective lesson. It puts together several pedagogical approaches that are organized with a chronological scaffold, it also presents a wide variety of ideas for meaningful learning activities and different choices to select the most appropriate resources. The foundations of this project are the Multicultural Education Approach and the Understanding by Design Model. Its biggest advantage is that even if instructors are not familiar with the educational models introduced in this lesson planner, they will be able to discover and implement new teaching strategies that are researched-based and have proven to be successful.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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Education Commons

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