The Virtual Institute will explore this theme through the lens of our core pillars: education, training and research.
Our intercultural work continues to intersect with justice, equity, diversity and inclusion work so can we or should we continue to only rely on WEIRD research tools and resources? Postcolonialism invites us to question a new more inclusive and less WEIRD approach to our work.
Throughout the Virtual Institute, participants will explore new non-WEIRD perspectives and challenge the future and our approach to interculturalism with greater global inclusion.
- Research (MC1): For professionals in or interested in research and research practices
- Education (MC2): For professionals in or interested in intercultural education at all levels of learning
- Training (MC3): For professionals in or interested in intercultural training in all sectors
Each Master Class Track includes three Sessions, each with a different focus area. They are:
- Session 1 – Research: In this session, guest experts will share their research and its implications based upon the track.
- Session 2 – Practice: In this session, guest experts will share best practices with the track.
- Session 3 – Future Implications: In this session, this Master Class cohort will work with a facilitator to discuss and consider the future implications of their learning within the track.
During the Virtual Institute, the Africa and Gamification SIGs will host events that feature the work, and engage participants in a variety of games, activities, and dialogues. The SIG networking events will be OPEN TO ALL SIG MEMBERS.
Shifting from WEIRD to Embracing Hybridity
Pascal da Rocha
Pre-Festival Master Classes
8 June – 19 June
SEVIFEST FilmFest for Kids!
SaFe: Art Bridging Cultures and Nations
SaFe: Art and Sustainability
SaFe: Award Winners Celebration
Networking with SIG Gamification
Addressing Surging Populism and Promoting Decolonization through Gamification
For professionals in or interested in research and research practices
Moderated by Annelie Wambeek
Master Class 1.1: Research
Feminist Approaches to Decolonizing Knowledge Production: Unsettling Research, Methods, and Theory
Master Class 1.2: Practice
A postcolonial perspective on epistemic harm and the indigeneity of social scientific theories
Master Class 1.3: Future Implications
Towards Critical Intercultural Communication
For professionals in or interested in intercultural education at all levels of learning
Moderated by Bernd Gibson
Master Class 2.1: Research
“Change at the Root”: Liberating the Colonised Mind
Master Class 2.2: Practice
Elevating non-WEIRD voices: Integrating non-Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic perspectives into higher education
Master Class 2.3: Future Implications
For professionals in or interested in intercultural training in all sectors
Moderated by Grant Douglas
Master Class 3.1: Research
Ishita Ray, Emre Seven
Master Class 3.2: Practice
How women lead in Asia
Master Class 3.3: Future Implications
During the Virtual Institute, we challenge everyone to focus on decluttering and organizing their digital lives to reduce our electricity consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We aim to create awareness of the big environmental footprint of IT.
Master Class 1
Master Class 2
Master Class 3
Papa Balla Ndong
Film & Arts Festival
Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
VI Coordinator: Papa Balla Ndong
VI Committee: Grant Douglas, Annelie Wambeek, Tamara Thorpe
VI Speaker Coordinator: Lidia Wisniewska
SIETAR Europa IT Services and Communications Committee