Core Outcomes: Cultural Awareness

Analyze Cultural Perspective

  • Identify their own cultural assumptions and those of others.
  • Identify and acknowledge cultural perspectives and values different from their own.
  • Identify and analyze biased behavior, practices and language.
  • Apply appropriate techniques for exploring assumptions and expressing viewpoints.

Apply Knowledge of Cultural and Historical Context

  • Analyze the relationships of individuals and cultures to the history of events and ideas.
  • Analyze how various ethical systems, world views, assumptions about the self, and historical contexts impact individual and cultural relationships.
  • Engage in, and/or appreciate different forms of creative and artistic expression, connecting personal responses to broader contexts.

Sample Indicators

Level 1

Limited application of knowledge and skills.

Identify one's own cultural perspectives, values and assumptions.

List examples of culturally biased behavior, practices and language in the media.

Describe one method/technique for exploring the assumptions, perspectives and values of a cultural group.

Name one method for dealing with work-place conflicts that arise from cultural differences.

Level 2

Basic application of knowledge and skills.

Describe the cultural perspective, values and assumptions of another culture.

Give an example of one’s own biased behavior, practices or language.

Summarize the relationship of individuals and/or cultures to the history of events and/or ideas.

Describe the cultural changes which occurred following specific events in history.

Compare and contrast a form of creative and artistic expression, such as dance, in two different cultural contexts, such as Native Americans and African Americans.

Level 3

Demonstrates comprehension and is able to apply essential knowledge and skill.

Compare and contrast one’s own cultural assumptions, perspectives and values with those of others.

Describe the effects of prejudice on different groups.

Demonstrate an appropriate technique for exploring assumptions and expressing viewpoints.

Analyze the relationships of individuals and cultures to the history of events and ideas.

Analyze how individuals in two or more culture groups have been impacted by historical, cultural, or economic events.

Describe the cultural patterns/icons displayed in a specific artistic expression, such as a painting, sculpture, literature.

Level 4

Demonstrates thorough, effective and/or sophisticated application of knowledge and skills.

Support one’s own cultural assumptions and explain those of others.

Assess cultural perspectives and values different from their own.

Modify biased behavior, practices and language.

Use more than one appropriate technique for exploring assumptions and expressing viewpoints.

Evaluate the relationships of individuals and cultures to the history of events and ideas.

Formulate a theory of how various ethnical systems, worldviews, assumptions, and theories about the self, and historical, cultural, economic and social context impact individual and cultural relationships.

Evaluate different forms of creative and artistic expression, connecting personal responses to broader contexts.