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- a. Create a lesson about cultural diversity in the workforce.
- b. Explain how you would motivate your audience.
- c. Discuss potential barriers to learning.
Reply to my peers
Cultural diversity in the workforce involves multilingual colleagues, gender, religion, age, ethnicity, etc. but the lesson plan that I would like to write about is involving colleagues that are multilingual. In today’s society and in our country; speaking more than one language is a great privilege, benefit, and provides many opportunities. It is estimated that over 50 million people speak Spanish either as their primary language or secondary here in the United States of America. As a changing demographic and workforce; it’s of importance to be culturally aware and culturally competent as nurses in our skills, abilities, and experiences. To start our lesson, I’d like to gather employees together and encourage to speak about is common and unique in their culture and welcome different ideas and viewpoints. Next, id like everyone to share a story of either of a time of how they felt respected (of their culture) or the opposite; a time they can share with us of a misjudgment, disrespectful, or treated inferiorly. After these questions and stories are shared; I would like to encourage them to use this a learning experience of each other and how to be mindful and apply this out in the real world. Whether one needs to dissect and identify and prejudice or concerns them have about themselves or how we can all improve and be better individuals by being more aware and cognizant of our surrounding, diversity, and be culturally competent nurses. Common potentials of barriers to learning are getting out of your comfort zone and possibly a negative past experience (that can be hard to overcome). ‘Feedback must be specific, not general. [Adults] must also see a reward for learning … [They] must be interested in the subject [matter]. Interest is directly related to reward. Adults must see the benefit of learning in order to motivate themselves to learn’ (Galbraith 1990: 25). (Falasca, 2011). To overcome barriers; the one leading the group must first assess and communicate effectively what these potential barriers are for each individual. Expecting these potential barriers is important step to move through them and be successful in the goal of the diversity topic of discussion and learning. To assess be see if learning took place and how well this group learning discussion was and how effective it was is to evaluate and have return feedback; either verbally or written down privately. Also, if in the end, each colleague can state what them remembered most during the lesson or what stood out to them; hearing a restatement of either two questions above can be great way to see if they were actively listening and what they retained from this lesson.