Call for papers, IAIE 2020: Intercultural Education in an Age of Information and Disinformation Conference, The Kibbutzim College of Education & The MOFET Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 27-30, 2021. Deadline: October 25, 2020.
The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges and rapid changes, which have initiated extensive discussion on key social and educational concepts, such as, racism, equity, nationality, empathy, diversity, and technology. These concepts form a basis for discourse on their role in intercultural education.
In this conference, participants will discuss a variety of topics relevant to the new global situation, among other intercultural topics. The conference includes the following strands:
• Peace Education
• Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in Multicultural Settings
• Using Assistive Technology to Promote Universal Design for Learning in an Inclusive Learning Environment
• Language Awareness
• Educational Assessment Suitable for the Multicultural Era of the 21st Century
• History Education and Multiculturality
• Democracy and Mutual Life
• Technology to Promote Globalization & Intercultural Education
• Intercultural Competence: Policies and Innovative Practices
• Empathy & Gender
• Diverse Academia
• Ecohumanism and the Challenges of Cultural and Environmental Sustainability
• Religious Education, Immigration and Interreligious Education
Call for Papers: From ‘intercultural-washing’ to meaningful intercultural education: Revisiting teaching practices in tertiary education. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2020.
Guest editors: Mélodine Sommier (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Anssi Roiha (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands) and Malgorzata Lahti (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
This special issue in the Journal of Praxis in Higher Education intends to provide a forum in which to address the difficulties and opportunities that arise in tertiary education when revisiting intercultural teaching practices. It therefore calls for papers that provide theoretical as well as practical insights into the implementation of critical approaches to intercultural communication.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
· Incorporating critical approaches to intercultural communication in teaching materials and/or ICT;
· Learners’ experiences of intercultural education and/or expectations of intercultural communication;
· Difficulties faced by teachers in developing new understandings of intercultural communication;
· Critical approaches to intercultural communication in specific subjects;
· Tertiary education policies and ‘intercultural-washing’ approaches; and
· Intercultural education in supervision and mentoring.
Please note that the editors also welcome book reviews on the topic of critical intercultural education at tertiary level.
Call for Events Proposals for 2020, SIETAR Italia, Milan, Italy. Deadline: 30 October 2019.
Organizers at SIETAR Italia are currently working on the 2020 Programme of Events. Every year they ask members and non-members to deliver workshops, seminars, webinars or talks following their guidelines.
Are you interested in presenting an event in 2020?
The areas of greatest interest are:
• Companies and organizational challenges
• Intercultural and multicultural socio-political contexts
• Development of competencies and training of intercultural professionals
• Intercultural communication in language education
• Intercultural education in the European context
If you have any interesting contribution to offer (in English or Italian) on one of these subjects, please complete the Form for Events Proposals – 2020 Calendar, and send it to SIETAR Italia by the 30th of October 2019. Notices about what has been accepted will be sent by end of November 2019.
In Milan, most of the events are hosted for free by ChiAmaMilano, via Laghetto, 2 (near Duomo – Università Statale) which is run by the Milan Council. If you know of other venues in Milan or other cities, please mention them.
The 2020 Calendar of Events, as well as the one-off events, will be posted on the following channels: the SIETAR Italia website; the GLOBAL SIETAR calendar of events; Eventbrite, through the Newsletter (with a mailing list of 2500 contacts), the SIETAR Italia Facebook page, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, as well as through partners’ communication channels.
Susana Gonçalves, PhD (in Psychology, University of Coimbra), is Professor at the Polytechnic of Coimbra, Director of the Centre for the Study and Advancement of Pedagogy in Higher Education (CINEP), researcher at the Research Unit for Education and Training (University of Lisbon), all in Portugal.
She is a member of Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Association, where she has served as Secretary General (from September 2007 untill September 2019). he is a member of the Comparative Study Group in Interculturality (CSGI/GECI) (Grupo de Estudos Comparados em Interculturalidade of the SEC-SPCE (Comparative Education Section of the Portuguese Society of Educational Science) since its creation in 2014. She has a long experience of work with higher education in the fields of education, psychology and intercultural education. Her research interest include pedagogy in higher education, Multimedia and education and Art and Intercultural Education. Some of her edited books are Art and Intercultural Dialogue (with Suzanne Majhanovich, 2016, Sense), Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education (with Markus Carpenter, 2013, Routledge), Intercultural Policies and Education (with Markus Carpenter, 2012, Peter Lang), and Escola e Comunidade: Laboratórios de Cidadania Global (with Florbela Sousa, 2012, Universidade de Lisboa). She is also a visual artist and a photographer.
Work for CID:
Susana Gonçalves has translated KC18: Intractable Conflict, KC54: Critical Moments, KC71: Safe Space and KC77: Negotiation into Portuguese. She has also served as a reviewer for Portuguese.
Senior Lecturer, Durham University – School of Education
Closes: 20th November 2016
The School of Education seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Education; experience of research and teaching in Intercultural Education would be advantageous.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the School of Education’s research and teaching and the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of our undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes. The successful candidate must also be able to contribute to research activity in a School that is recognised internationally for its research excellence.
AFS-AAI-SIETAR 2015 Conference
Learning to Live Together – Intercultural Education: From Ideas to Action
15-17 April, 2015, Bali, Indonesia
The AFS-AAI-SIETAR 2015 Conference will once again bring together key stakeholders working on interculturalism including researchers, policy makers, experts, practitioners, teachers, university students and administrators from the Asia Pacific region to address regional perspectives on intercultural education.
Up to 100 participants are expected to take part in the two – day event organized by AFS Intercultural Programs, the AFS Asia Pacific Initiative(AAI) and Society for Intercultural Education,Training and Research (SIETAR) Indonesia hosted by Bina Antarbudaya,The Indonesian Foundation for Intercultural Learning (AFS Indonesia), in Bali attending a combination of keynote speeches, presentations, panels and workshops.
The First Asia Pacific Regional Intercultural Conference
Call for Proposals
You are invited and encouraged to participate in the AFS-AAI-SIETAR 2015 Conference on 15-17 April, 2015 in Bali, Indonesia.
Deadline for submission: January 31, 2015
The theme of this conference is: Learning to Live Together. Intercultural Education: From Ideas to Action.
Please submit proposals that explore the best thoughts on the intercultural field evidenced by theory, research or best practices. Asia Pacific regional perspectives highly appreciated. The conference review committee seeks for proposals that reflect emerging ideas, stimulate engaging discussion and learning outcomes.
The criteria for selection: Connection to the theme; Originality and Relevance to the Intercultural Learning and Education audience.
Promotion of product or service is not acceptable topic for session but sponsorship opportunities provided.
Please send submission of Abstract; Session Title; Biography of the presenter/s; Contact details and Audio-visual needs. The tracks are theory, research and best practices. Time allocations: 40 minutes for presentations or 60 minutes for panel discussion.
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Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Dervin also holds several professorships in Canada, Luxembourg and Malaysia. In May 2014 he was appointed Distinguished Professor at Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (China). Dervin has been visiting professor in Australia, Canada, China, Estonia, France, Hong Kong, and Portugal.
Dervin specializes in intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility. He defines his work as transdisciplinary, critical and reflexive. Inspired by E. Said (1993), he believes that “(…) giving up to specialization is, I have always felt, laziness, so you end up doing what others tell you, because that is your speciality after all.” His current definition of his approach to the ‘intercultural’ reads as follows: it is about giving the power to the powerless – ourselves included – to become aware of, recognize, push through and present/defend one’s diverse diversities, and those of our interlocutors”.
Dervin has widely published in international journals on identity, the ‘intercultural’ and mobility/migration in English, Finnish and French. He has published over 20 books: Politics of Interculturality (co-edited with Anne Lavanchy and Anahy Gajardo, Newcastle: CSP, 2011), Impostures Interculturelles (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2012) and Linguistics for Intercultural Education (co-edited with Tony Liddicoat, New York: Benjamins, 2013). The following volumes are forthcoming: Researching Identity and Interculturality (with Karen Risager, Routledge, 2014), Chinese Students and Scholars in the Global Community: Challenges of Integration (special issue of Frontiers in Education, 2014), Cultural Essentialism in intercultural Relations (with Regis Machart, Palgrave, 2014). Fred Dervin is the series editor of Education beyond borders (Peter Lang), Nordic Studies on Diversity in Education (with Kulbrandstad and Ragnarsdóttir; CSP), Post-intercultural communication and education (CSP) and Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective (Palgrave with Xiangyun Du). He is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Education For Diversities. His website: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/dervin
Prue Holmes is Senior Lecturer in International and Intercultural Education in the School of Education, Durham University. She has also taught intercultural communication at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and English as a Foreign Language and English language teacher education in Italy, China, and Hong Kong.
Her research has been published in international journals and includes, most recently, a special issue on intercultural dialogue in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Current research interests continue to explore intercultural dialogue in expanded contexts such as internationalisation. Other research includes the intercultural communication and learning experiences of international and Chinese students; intercultural competence, immigrant communication experiences; and intercultural education. She has received commissions from UNESCO to research intercultural communication in the Asia-Pacific region, and from Education New Zealand and the Ministry of Education (International), New Zealand, to research international and Chinese students’ learning and intercultural communication experiences.
Prue supervises post-graduate theses and dissertations in intercultural communication, identity, and competence; international and intercultural education; English and foreign language education; and Chinese and other international students’ learning and communication experiences. She also teaches modules in international and intercultural education and communication at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.
Prue was co-chair of the International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) and hosted the conference at Durham University in December 2012.
Work for CID:
Prue Holmes was one of the participants at the National Communication Association’s Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in Istanbul, Turkey, which led to the creation of CID, and one of the editors of the book resulting from that event, Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue.