18th IMISCOE Annual Conference Online
22 June 2021
Europe, Africa and Migrations
29 June 2021
18th IMISCOE Annual Conference Online
22 June 2021
Europe, Africa and Migrations
29 June 2021

Webinar “Intercultural Education: Critical and Practical Challenges”

Group of intercultural financial managers brainstorming and discussing papers with graphs and charts at working meeting on the floor

Tuesday, July 6th 4 PM – 6 PM

Webinar on Zoom

The Webinar opens with a reflection on the theory and practices of intercultural education and the need to push the debate on models of ‘management’ of ‘diversity’ beyond European borders.

The reflection is followed by an exclusive interview with Tariq Modood, central exponent of the current social and political debate on ‘Interculturalism vs Multiculturalism’.

The meeting ends with the a multidisciplinary dialogue on

  • recognition in intercultural education to combat racism and fight for social justice in educationthe (Paola Dusi)
  • challenge of intercultural education in a globalized world in relation to the material and immaterial heritage of native communities (Adine Gavazzi)
  • function of restorative practices in education, with a particular focus on the Study Circle Model as a dialogic educational approach for community building and the promotion of active learning (Anna Bussu).


Mariagrazia Santagati, Education Department, Fondazione ISMU


Presentation of the book “Intercultural Education: Critical Perspectives, Pedagogical Challenges and Promising Practices” (2020)

Cinzia Pica-Smith, Department of Human Service and Rehabilitation Studies, Assumption University, Worcester, MA, USA

Carmen N. Veloria, Education Department, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA.

Rina Manuela Contini, Department of Business Economics, Università di Chieti-Pescara, Italy


Interviewed with Tariq Modood (Department of Sociology and Politics, Director of University Bristol Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, UK)

Carried out by Rina Manuela Contini


Roundtable Interculturalism in a global world. A multidisciplinary outlook

Paola Dusi, Department of Human Science, Università di Verona, Italy

Adine Gavazzi, UNESCO Chair in Anthropology of Health, Biosphere and Healing Systems

Anna Bussu, Department of Applied Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, UK


The webinar will be in English.


Target audience: researchers, experts, academics and professionals who work in educational, psychosocial and anthropologic fields, and to professionals and teachers of schools of all levels.




The Webinar aims to share the critical analysis that emerged in the volume Intercultural Education: Critical Perspectives, Pedagogical Challenges and Promising Practices, co-edited by Cinzia Pica-Smith, Carmen N. Veloria and Rina Manuela Contini, which brings together scholars  and professionals from different regions of the world (United States, Latin America, New Zealand, Mauritius, Europe), who critically analyze the intercultural framework and its educational declination from a multidisciplinary perspective.

To learn more about the volume CLICK HERE