MIXER aims to explore three broad dimensions of cultural learning as shown below in Figure 1 below:
Figure 1: Dimensions of intercultural training outcomes
From the 3 broad dimensions, MIXER aims to assess the following Learning Outcomes (LOs) and have been shown to reside within a Personal and Social Education curriculum:
- Support the development of skills that enables them to recognise their emotions when dealing with the novel / unknown behaviours of another group.
- Support children to start learning the specific practices and values of another group?
- Support children in Being fully present in attending to others verbal and non-verbal messages.
These 3 LOs, being embedded into the MIXER application, can be explored within the follows main themes:
- Children’s -
- understanding of friendship/moral circles,
- behavioural reactions to new situations,
- emotional reactions to new situations.
The learning outcomes are comparable to some of the outcomes used in the English and Welsh National Curriculum (EWNC). These were identified at the outset of the project and have helped to provide a links between a variety of subjects (Table 1).
|Emotional Goal||Cognitive Goal||Behavioural Goal|
|Beginner (Level 1)(Conscious incompetence)Observation and acquisition||Be able to recognise your emotions when dealing with strange behaviours of another group.||Start learning the specific practices of that group.||Be fully present in attending to others verbal and non-verbal messages|
|English and Welsh National Curriculum||I can identify and express a range of feelings.||I know about the lives of people with different values and customs.||I am able to listen attentively in an increasing range of contexts.|
Table 1: eCUTE training outcomes and examples from the English and Welsh Curriculum