The CLEAR Model
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The CLEAR Model tool outlines the 5 basic building blocks of culturally validating pedagogy:
Emphasizes the human purpose of what is being learned and its relationship to the students’ own culture.
Encourages students to make choices in content and assessment methods based on their experiences, values, needs, and strengths.
Respectful learning environments in which students’ racial, social, linguistic, ethnic and cultural diversity is valued and contributes to the learning experience.
Includes multiple ways to represent knowledge and skills and allow for attainment of outcomes at different points in time.
Through positive relationships, rigorous learning experiences are created involving higher order thinking and critical analysis used to address relevant, real(ness) world issues in an action-oriented manner.
These building blocks outline the quintessential components that must be present in Environment, Instruction, and Content (three components of pedagogy) to ensure equitable learning structures are in place which support student centered educational experiences. The CLEAR Model is the foundation. All other Intercultural Innovations Inc. (I3) system tools are built on it and interact with it.
“Neuroscience has demonstrated that all brains are predisposed for high intellectual performances and the imperative for self-actualization.”
—Dr. Yvette Jackson