Dr. Fred Dervin
Dr Dervin’s next talk is the plenary address at the RICE Symposium: Pedagogies of the International.
…the end of the intercultural? Or at least the intercultural without culture in education? Implications for pedagogies.
Thursday, June 14
Room 1139 (Community Room)
Faculty of Education.
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Abstract: Many European leaders recently asserted that multiculturalism was dead. Though nobody really seems to understand what these leaders meant, inspired by this statement, I would like to suggest that the intercultural is dead and that new forms of “intercultural” are emerging in education. I review certain approaches which have proved to be fruitful to move away from an intercultural from the past, which tended to be culturalist, essentialist and ethnocentric. My own stance on this issue can be summarized by the phrase “the intercultural without culture”. The end of my talk discusses the implications of these changes for pedagogies.
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