Susana Gonçalves Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesSusana Gonçalves, PhD, is a Coordinator and Professor at the Polytechnic of Coimbra, Portugal, a researcher at the Research Unit for Education and Training/University of Lisbon, Director of the Centre for the Study and Advancement of Pedagogy in Higher Education (CINEP) and Secretary General of CICEA (Children’s identity and Citizenship in Europe Association).

Susana Gonçalves

She has been a trainer for the Council of Europe, namely at the Programme Pestalozzi. 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), Escola e Comunidade: Laboratórios de Cidadania Global (with Florbela Sousa, 2012, Universidade de Lisboa). Her research interests include intercultural education, education, pedagogy in higher education, teacher training, and art. She is also a visual artist and a photographer.

Durham U Job Ad: Intercultural Education

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: Learning to Live Together, Intercultural Education (Bali)

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 (SIETARIndonesia hosted by Bina Antarbudaya,The Indonesian Foundation for Intercultural Learning (AFS Indonesia), in Bali attending a combination of keynote speeches, presentations, panels and workshops.

CFP Asia Pacific Regional Intercultural Conference (Bali)

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.
to : afs.aai.sietar2015@gmail.com

Fred Dervin Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesFred 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.

Fred Dervin

Prof. 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 Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesPrue 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 is co-chair of the International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) and will be hosting the conference at Durham University in December 2012.