https://teaching.claremont.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/logo-300x62.png 0 0 claremontctl https://teaching.claremont.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/logo-300x62.png claremontctl2016-10-09 23:28:332016-10-09 23:28:33Explain metaphors or cultural references that you use in class to ensure that students understand how it relates to the course content.
- When you use a metaphor or cultural reference to illustrate an idea, first tell students the relevant background information they need to understand your point.
- Frequently remind students to ask questions if there is anything they don’t understand because it may be difficult to recognize cultural knowledge that is not universal.
- Avoid relying exclusively on examples and metaphors from your culture or interests.
- Cultural references within class may be alienating or incomprehensible to students for whom these cultural references are unfamiliar or primarily associated with identities other than their own.