The Transformative Possibilities of Restorative Approaches to Education: SudyCircle peer mentoring project

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


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

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.
Period6 Jul 2021