Teaching Psychology in a Cross-Cultural Setting: Making Theory Relevant

By Marja Korhonen.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper discusses a methodology for teaching psychological concepts, theories and findings to Aboriginal Inuit students with cultural, language and formal education differences.

Keywords: Psychology, Cross-cultural, Multicultural, Inuit, Knowledge Transfer, Pedagogy, Cultural Diversity

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp.149-156. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 800.283KB).

Dr. Marja Korhonen

After 18 years as a social worker, counsellor and alternative educator in southern Canada, I moved to Canada's Arctic. For 15 years I then taught counselling skills, psychology and special education in Nunavut Arctic College's Social Work and Teacher Education programs, to Inuit students. I moved to my present position in Ottawa 3 years ago but continue to have a home and husband in Nunavut. My academic background includes sociology, psychology, education, and a PhD in counselling, with a focus on multicultural counselling and Inuit. I live a multicultural life as a Finnish-born Canadian with a Jamaican husband and a work immersion in Inuit issues. My interests include research that focuses on evidence-based "what works".

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