Developing communicative cultural competencies with internationally educated nurses in a Canadian English for Specific Purposes course
communicative cultural competencies, internationally educated students, culturally responsive teaching
This project was the result of the Teaching Impact Fund, an internal institutional grant, and a collaboration within the university’s School of Continuing Education between the Department of Academic and Language Preparation and the Professional Health Education Unit. The participants were 2 cohorts of internationally trained nurses from India and the Philippines enrolled in the Gerontology and Hospice Palliative (GHP) care program during the intensive 7-week spring and summer terms. This study measured the communicative cultural competencies (CCC) of internationally educated students (IENs) with a pre-survey. This was followed by an educational intervention with culturally responsive teaching (CRT) practices. Near the end of the course, a post-survey was administered, and the data indicated a rise of CCC among IENs in both cohorts. This report identifies the study components in depth and offers resources to implement CRT practices in non-health courses.
Yeung, M., & Mah, E. (2022). Developing communicative cultural competencies with internationally educated nurses in a Canadian English for Specific Purposes course. Department of Academic and Language Preparation, School of Continuing Education, MacEwan University.
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