Sketch: Teaching and Learning Inside the Culture Shoe Box

  • Hoda WassifEmail author
  • Maged Zakher


A culture shoe box filled with cultural objects is an inexpensive, hands-on educational resource introduced to facilitate workshops and enhance students’ learning experience especially in teaching culture, ethics and communication. The box can enhance students’ engagement through their sense of ownership especially if students themselves donate inexpensive items to the box, and it can also enhance group cohesion through the rich discussions and fun that such objects are likely to generate. For educators, this teaching tool adds an element of versatility and excitement through engagement and play, especially when teaching the same topics to different groups of learners. The reusability and renewability nature of the culture shoe box allows for an always-interesting feel of higher education classrooms.


Shoe boxes Cultural items Dental students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Bedfordshire (UoB)BedfordUK
  2. 2.University of NorthamptonNorthamptonUK

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