Victoria U goes for “culturally inclusive” education

Victoria University is launching a strategy to “celebrate cultural diversity and prepare students to thrive as global citizens.” The university will, “embed a broad spectrum of culturally-inclusive and educational experiences into VU curricula and assessments.”  Among other measure, the policy will also, “provide intercultural training and mentoring for staff and students,” connect with community organisations and “develop more education pathways for NESB students and refugees.”

VU Cultural Diversity Manager Teresa De Fazio says “intercultural knowledge and skills – which cultivate curiosity, empathy, open-mindedness and respect – are vital for the 21st century workforce.”

Last week’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching reported Victoria U students have the lowest level of satisfaction for overall education experience of all universities.


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