Participants will learn the basics of 4MAT
(a) “cycling” through four learning style
(Why? What? How? What If?),
(b) using “left-brain” teaching (e.g., logic,
organization, predictability) and “right-brain” teaching (e.g., the arts, humor, color,
movement) regardless of subject matter or age of student, and
(c) incorporating values from the culture(s) of choice—in this case, Mexican American and European American (“White” or “Anglo”).
By the end of the forum:
Participants will have experienced a simulated lesson incorporating such Mexican American values
as personalismo, familism, simpatía,
respeto, and allocentrism.
Participants will appreciate different teaching behaviors reflecting the four learning styles (quadrants).
All participants will receive handouts on the 4MAT Model, Mexican American cultural values, as well as examples of how to integrate Mexican American intellectual history and culture across disciplines.