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Collaborative Intercultural Education Projects

Intercultural Teacher Education
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to analyse the dimensions of a collaborative intercultural education project. We will address several topics, ranging from the intercultural experience to the teaching and learning of intercultural competences. Moreover, we will look at the influence of psychology and ethnocentrism in the field and the organization of a cross-cultural classroom. Lastly, we will take into account the challenges of diversity and intercultural encounters.

Course Content

1. Learning to be intercultural

2. Intercultural experience and drama

3. Searching for the intercultural person

4. Teaching and learning intercultural competences

5. Psychology and ethnocentrism

6. The cross-cultural classroom

7. Challenges of diversity and intercultural encounters


Geof Alred, Michael Byram, Mike Fleming - Intercultural Experience and Education (2002, Multilingual Matters)

Simon Marginson, Erlenawati Sawir (auth.) - Ideas for Intercultural Education (2012, Palgrave Macmillan US)

Susana Gonçalves, Markus A. Carpenter - Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education (2012, Routledge)