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 …

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 …

Peter Mousaferiadis speaking at the 2019 World Tolerance Summit.

The role of culture in building tolerant societies: Peter Mousaferiadis

Below is an approximate transcript of Cultural Infusion founder Peter Mousaferiadis‘ opening remarks at the 2019 World Tolerance Summit in Dubai, where he was invited to moderate a panel discussion regarding the ‘culture’ pillar of tolerance. Featured on the panel were: Saba Almubaslat (UK), CEO of the Asfari Foundation; Dawn Metcalfe (IRL), Managing Director of PDSi; and Dr Mark Owen …