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Title: Valorizing Intercultural Teaching and Learning
Authors: Francisco José García Peñalvo, Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo, Valentina Zangrando and Susanne Popp
Licence: Design Science Licence (DSL)
Conference: Ikasnabar 2013, Zalla
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Abstract: Despite the interest of interculturality as a priority in the EU, the development of intercultural competences and skills on lifelong learning processes has yet to be achieved. According to an ERICarts study, to move towards a strategy for intercultural dialogue, main changes of paradigm still need to take place. Particularly in the field of education, it is necessary to move from traditional canons to open processes of creative interaction and build bridges by developing intercultural skills and competences through educational and media programmes. The aim of this paper is to identify and valorize the best practices of two LLP projects (MIH and EHISTO) that focused on the development of intercultural skills and competencies in education. The team involved in this paper will implement a self sustainable network, centred around a technological ecosystem that will support the promotion of methodological innovation, open knowledge and sharing of experiences and good practices, both in classroom and policy contexts, as so as three iterations of an intercultural learning programme, as part of a strategy of promoting intercultural learning in education. This will also include policy dialogues, aimed at raising the interest of educational authorities and promoting their involvement.