Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations


Strand 1: Challenging Power, Dominance, Educational Hegemony and the Dilemmas of Intercultural Education

Coordinators: Paul Gorski, Mónika KovácsÇetin Çelik

The focus here is on the subtle and explicit ways in which power, dominance, and hegemony are exerted in educational contexts through policy and practice, particularly in relation to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, and linguistic heritage, and how individuals and organizations are addressing these exertions.

Strand 2: Intercultural education: dilemmas and debates

Coordinators: Francesca GobboErzsébet CsereklyeRita Páva

The focus here is on current issues in relation to the conceptualization of intercultural education and  intercultural language education. Presentations may refer to debates in the context of national policy, higher education, school curricula and organizatons.

Strand 3: Mobilities and education - Migrants, refugees, travellers and expatriates

Coordinators: Barry van DrielZsuzsa VidraKrisztina Borsfay

The focus here is on issues concerned with the educational implications of the geographical movement of individuals, groups and peoples. Such movement may refer to permanent migration, temporary migration, forced migration, voluntary migration, academic and occupational movement, migration for education, etc.

Strand 4: Identity transitions in changing societies - identity recognitions by larger society in the field of education and social policies

Coordinators: Anna-Mária Bíró, Lan Anh Nguyen LuuGyörgy Mészáros

The focus here is on the processes of transition and transformation in relation to identities in diverse societies. As such it covers issues concerned with education, health, social care and other kinds of social provision.

Strand 5: Education and globalization

Coordinators: Nektaria PalaiologouJános GyőriSimona SzakacsZsuzsanna Z. Papp

The focus here is on issues concerned with intercultural implications for education in a world experiencing globalization. It will consider the educational consequences of the uncertainties and possibilities brought about by processes of social and economic change in a global context

Strand 6: Exemplifying good practice in intercultural education: problems and towards resolutions

Coordinators: Yiannis Miralis, Anikó KaposváriKatalin Brózik-Piniel
                         Rachel Lotan (advisor)

The focus here is on positive and constructive intercultural education practices, such as those related to the prevention and management of conflicts in heterogeneous groups. We invite examples of using arts, such as theatre, circus, films , photos, paintings, sculptures and music in diverse learning communities. We also invite e-learning and WEB 2.0 tools designed for intercultural learning environments, and good practices of language pedagogy.

Strand 7: Co-operation and Education

Coordinators: Yael SharanAnne Glick

The focus here is on Cooperative Learning (CL) as a pedagogy which has been shown to be particularly effective in the intercultural classroom. This strand will offer examples of research and practice in the application of cooperative learning methods, models and procedures.