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This course was developed to be completed as part of the Gifted Education Professional Development Course. Learn more about the course purpose, content, and structure.

What is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and how does this apply to advanced learners?

Culturally responsive pedagogy for advanced learners is teaching that helps students link their own cultural backgrounds to the advanced curriculum being taught.

The growing popularity of Culturally Responsive pedagogy in schools is creating a change of instruction turning traditional classrooms into multicultural classrooms. This change is affecting general and gifted education classrooms. Dr. Matthew Lynch defines Culturally Responsive pedagogy as “a student-centered approach to teaching in which the students’ unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote student achievement and a sense of well-being about the student’s cultural place in the world.”

Culturally Responsive pedagogy will challenge teachers to change the way they view their students, and how they deliver the content to their students. Having teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of their students’ cultures and their practices and incorporating aspects of those cultures into the classroom will change the climate of any classroom.

You can earn credit and contact hours for modules, webinars, and podcasts completed on the OLAC site.

For more information, visit the Credit Corner. If you’re seeking credit for the Gifted Education Professional Development Course or the Culturally Responsive Practices Program courses, you can find that information on the course overview pages.