Presentation Title

Enhancing Student Learning Through the Tenets of Cultural Competence, Social Justice, and Civic Responsibility

Speaker Credentials

Assistant Professor

Speaker Credentials

Ph.D.

College

College of Nursing

Location

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

21-2-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

21-2-2020 4:00 PM

Abstract

Introduction: An increase in racial and ethnic diversity among US colleges requires multicultural competence. However, there remains a gap in cultural awareness among college students and faculty. A lack of multicultural sensitivity impedes collaborative student learning. A successful learning environment may be achieved by promoting the concepts of civic responsibility and social justice to enhance multicultural awareness. Purpose: To examine the barriers to successful learning in a multicultural collegiate setting. Also, to explore ways civic responsibility and social justice can enhance intercultural competencies. Methods: Articles were searched between 2014 – 2019 in CINAHL Complete and PubMed. Articles related to multicultural awareness, civic responsibility, and social justice. Results: A total of 6 articles were included in this review. Most of the articles (5) were from the United States. Three themes from the articles include: (1) the influence of an organization’s environment such as tolerance and sensitivity to cultural competence; (2) awareness of social determinants like access to health care, public safety, and availability of resources; (3) promoting social justice and respecting human rights and preserving human dignity. Conclusion: A college-wide program that promotes multicultural competence, civic responsibility, and social justice can lead to a successful, student-centered Enhancing learning environment.

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Feb 21st, 8:30 AM Feb 21st, 4:00 PM

Enhancing Student Learning Through the Tenets of Cultural Competence, Social Justice, and Civic Responsibility

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Introduction: An increase in racial and ethnic diversity among US colleges requires multicultural competence. However, there remains a gap in cultural awareness among college students and faculty. A lack of multicultural sensitivity impedes collaborative student learning. A successful learning environment may be achieved by promoting the concepts of civic responsibility and social justice to enhance multicultural awareness. Purpose: To examine the barriers to successful learning in a multicultural collegiate setting. Also, to explore ways civic responsibility and social justice can enhance intercultural competencies. Methods: Articles were searched between 2014 – 2019 in CINAHL Complete and PubMed. Articles related to multicultural awareness, civic responsibility, and social justice. Results: A total of 6 articles were included in this review. Most of the articles (5) were from the United States. Three themes from the articles include: (1) the influence of an organization’s environment such as tolerance and sensitivity to cultural competence; (2) awareness of social determinants like access to health care, public safety, and availability of resources; (3) promoting social justice and respecting human rights and preserving human dignity. Conclusion: A college-wide program that promotes multicultural competence, civic responsibility, and social justice can lead to a successful, student-centered Enhancing learning environment.