This introductory course is designed to promote awareness of the complexity of culture and to explore strategies which support working in more inclusive ways.
An outline of the session is provided below:
Culture Matters recognises that diversity is an important part of any society by considering the underlying principles that apply in relation to diversity based on any dimension of culture including: age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, class, and ethnicity.
NOTE: We frequently use Māori as examples in this course, largely because our own organisational work in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi. While in New Zealand there is a distinctive context for equity and cultural competence issues, the broad principles and practices included in the course are generally broadly applicable to any marginalised group.