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 …

Top School Incursions to Consider for your 2020 Classes

Top School Incursions to Consider for your 2020 Classes

Nowruz around Australia Despite its Iranian and Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has been celebrated by diverse communities. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucuses, the Black Sea Basin, the Balkans, and South Asia. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths but remains a holy day …

2020 Think20 (T20) Inception Conference - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Reflections on the Think20 (T20) Inception Conference – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Think20 (T20) is the research and policy advice network for the G20 during the Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency. T20 comprises research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries facilitates interaction and dialogue among its members and provides research-based policy advice to the G20. It develops policy recommendations within thematic Task Forces. Cultural Infusion was recently represented at the T20 …

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Intercultural Understanding: How can we teach it?

“Intercultural understanding is an essential part of living with others in the diverse world of the twenty-first century. It assists young people to become responsible local and global citizens, equipped through their education for living and working together in an interconnected world.” Intercultural Understanding is now considered an essential General Capability in the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) and each teacher from …