Teaching and Learning across Cultures: A Guide to Theory and Practice

Teaching and Learning across Cultures: A Guide to Theory and Practice

by Craig Ott


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Representing the fruit of a lifetime of reflection and practice, this comprehensive resource helps teachers understand the way people in different cultures learn so they can adapt their teaching for maximum effectiveness. Senior missiologist and educator Craig Ott draws on extensive research and cross-cultural experience from around the world. This book introduces students to current theories and best practices for teaching and learning across cultures. Case studies, illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars help the theories of the book come to life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540963109
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/2021
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Craig Ott (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he also directs the PhD program in intercultural studies. He has written or edited numerous books, including The Church on Mission.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the Challenge
2. Culture and the Teaching Context
3. Learning Styles, Teaching Styles, and Culture
4. The Cognitive Dimension—Part 1: Concrete and Abstract Thinking
5. The Cognitive Dimension—Part 2: Teaching Concrete Thinkers
6. The Cognitive Dimension—Part 3: Holistic and Analytic Cognitive Styles
7. The Worldview Dimension—Part 1: The Influence of Worldview on Learning
8. The Worldview Dimension—Part 2: Teaching for Worldview Change
9. The Social Dimension—Part 1: The Influence of Social Hierarchy
10. The Social Dimension—Part 2: The Influence of Individualism and Collectivism
11. The Media Dimension—Part 1: Instructional Methods
12. The Media Dimension—Part 2: Online Learning and Culture
13. The Environmental Dimension
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