Easter celebrations around the world

Here in Australia, our Easter celebrations often centre around family and travel. This year however, almost two thirds of Australians surveyed for The Tourism and Transport Forum are not planning on travelling anywhere for Easter. While we certainly can’t travel to any of these amazing Easter celebrations, we can take a virtual trip and explore cultural traditions around the world. …

Planning School Workshops for Terms 1 and 2, 2021

Every year there are numerous cultural and religious events held all around the world and celebrated and observed by thousands of people. Learning about these celebrations, rituals and customs is a great way for students to explore diversity and the belief systems of other cultures.  Some cultural events are celebrated globally, like those found in mainstream religions and others are …

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 …

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 …

Cultural infusion CEO Peter Mousaferiadis SIETAR Congress 2020 Keynote Address – The Light in the Crack

CEO Peter Mousaferiadis presented the keynote address at the closing of the SIETAR Congress 2020 on 28 November 2020. The theme of the congress “the Future of Inclusion” focused on living and working together, developing collaborative intelligence, global citizenship and getting ready to deal with the economic, climactic, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue and migration challenges facing our world in the future. …

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 …

How to cultivate children’s cultural leadership? (ICAP)

How to cultivate children’s effective cultural leadership? (ICAP)

The importance of Cultural Leadership Today, when the cultures of the world blend and develop, understanding cultural diversity and respecting cultural diversity have become the common understanding of people all over the world. Even so, only a few people have cultural leadership. Most people only understand the most basic ability of cultural exchange and communication, and a small percentage of …

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 …