Culture in the School, a Class Act!

The school plays an essential role in shaping the ways that students relate to culture. Culture, which is not restricted to any one group or time period, encourages students to better understand others and to learn about the societies in which they live. Cultural interaction enables students to:

  • develop their critical skills 
  • become empowered 
  • construct their identity

Each subject contributes to culture in its own complementary fashion; it is just a matter of showcasing the cultural dimension of each subject. The surest road to culture proceeds by way of cultural references, which enable students to develop a global vision of culture and structure their knowledge in a coherent manner.

Today’s teachers have to contend with many challenges. One of these consists in having students from different cultural backgrounds integrate into an infinitively vast second culture that is taking shape at an accelerated rate. The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications are working closely together to ensure that students have access to a wide variety of tools and resources that are adapted to the various realities of the schools. These tools foster the integration of culture into all subjects and at all levels of education in schools all across Québec.

Spotlight On:

  • Videos Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. (with English subtitles)
    Five videos for teachers explore ways in which they can integrate culture into their teaching practice. They answer different questions, particularly, What is meant by the integration of the cultural dimension into the school? How can this be done? Why is it important?
  • Suggested activities
    Are you looking for an idea to help you integrate the cultural dimension into the subject you teach? The tools that were prepared for this purpose will still be available as sources of inspiration throughout the year.

Contact us

Tel.: 418 644-5240, extension 2516

Protocole d'entente Culture-Éducation
Direction de la formation générale des jeunes
Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur 
Édifice Marie-Guyart, 17e étage
1035, rue De La Chevrotière
Québec (Québec) G1R 5A5


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