Dance Incursion

Dance is seen to be a crucial element in a lot of cultures and regions. Many of the traditional dances have an old and rich history that dates back to ancient times. Different dances have evolved; even the same genre may look drastically different between when it was first developed and what it looks like in modern times. In this …

Art and Culture: A Key for Social Cohesion

Art and culture go hand in hand and are deeply rooted in our community as they are representations of one’s thoughts and beliefs, contributing to the formation of attitudes and behaviors, and sustains self-identity and a sense of belonging. There are various forms of art including – but not limited to – music, dance, and painting, which expresses humanity’s creativity …

6 reasons why multicultural education is essential in our diverse world

The number of international immigrants skyrocketed from 153 million in mid-1990 to 271 million in mid-2019 (United Nations, 2019), which leads to modern societies becoming far more culturally diverse. According to Salto-Youth Cultural Diversity Resource Centre, cultural diversity is “the existence of a variety of cultural groups within a society”. These cultural groups not only refer to culture and ethnicity, …

Art and Culture: A Key for Social Cohesion

Art and cultures are deep-rooted in our community as they are representations of one’s thoughts and beliefs, which further contributes to the formation of attitudes and behaviors, and sustains self-identity and sense of belonging. There are various forms of art, including but not limited to music, dance and painting, which highlight human’s creativity while cultures are diverse across countries through …

Promoting Indonesian Culture in Schools: Cultural Diversity at School

Our world is formed and informed by people with different backgrounds and ethnicities that, ideally, sustains and binds a community with diversified attitudes and behaviours, which originates from distinct values and beliefs that nurtured people in a historical continuum to the present. Accordingly becoming traditions and customs that one specific group of people will follow and pass to their offspring …

What is the main goal of multicultural education?

What is the main goal of multicultural education?

We are living in a small world. At no point in our history, we had such quick access to so much information. But this also means that ignorance is becoming less and less of a virtue every day. Our exposure to people from diverse races, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, has increased exponentially. The multicultural education of young children prepares them …

How can our school celebrate Indonesian or Balinese Culture?

How can our school celebrate Balinese or Indonesian Culture?

The Indonesian or Balinese culture has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences. Indonesia is centrally-located along ancient trading routes throughout Asia and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religions, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Christianity, all strong in the major trading cities. The result is a complex cultural mixture very …

How can we understand Middle Eastern culture in our schools?

Our staff at Cultural Infusion are committed to interfaith and intercultural understanding. For over ten years Cultural Infusion has been working with a network of artists representing culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and cultural practices to create education programs that celebrate cultural diversity and support intercultural learning through the arts. Our programs emphasise interactivity and inclusivity and contribute to learning …

How can our school celebrate Chinese Culture and chinese dance

How can our school celebrate Chinese Culture?

Chinese culture is one of the world’s oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago. The area over which the culture prevails covers a large geographical region in East Asia and is extremely diverse and varying, with customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities, and even towns as well. Chinese civilization is historically considered the dominant culture of East Asia. With China being one of …