KuTiMat – Culturally Responsive Materials in School’s Everyday Practices
The main goals of KuTiMat, Culturally Aware Teaching Materials is School’s Everyday Practices, are to promote cultural awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness among teachers and teacher educators, and to increase partnership and equality in society. In this project, teaching materials connected to cultural diversity will be analyzed, and a theory based (incl. multicultural research, learning theories), topical teacher’s guide based on curriculum will be published. Teachers, teacher students, teacher educators, university schools, schools and 3rd sector organizations will test and distribute teaching materials and activity models produced in the project to support teachers’ professional growth.
Different subprojects will work on
- dialogue between different cultures and the dominant culture in Finland, concentrating mainly on Sami people
- worldview awareness in teaching, school cultures and teacher education, strengthening the meaning of worldviews as part of teacher’s intercultural competences
- school cultures, teaching and teacher education respecting gender responsiveness, sexual diversity and equality
- linguistically responsive instruction
- the principles of pedagogical philosophy in the field of cultural pluralism
The project is co-ordinated by the University of Oulu. The subprojects are implemented by University of Jyväskylä, University of Lapland, University of Tampere and University Training Schools. The project is funded by the National Board of Education.
Project coordinatorUniversity of Oulu