1st Edition

Critical Intercultural Pedagogy for Difficult Times Conflict, Crisis, and Creativity

Edited By Prue Holmes, John Corbett Copyright 2022
    286 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    286 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection lends a critical decolonising lens to intercultural communication research, bringing together perspectives on how forms of education embedded in the arts and humanities can open up intercultural understanding among young people in conditions of conflict and protracted crises.

    The book draws on case studies from a range of educational contexts in the Global South which engage in creative arts methodologies to foreground decolonising approaches to intercultural communication in which researchers question their own power in the research process. The volume offers intercultural resources that can be used by researchers and community support groups to foster active intercultural communication, dialogue, participation, and responsibility among young people in these settings and those who may be marginalised from them. The collection also highlights the reflexive accounts of researchers working in a transnational, interdisciplinary, and multilingual research network and the subsequent opportunities and challenges of working in such networks.

    Advocating for intercultural understanding among young people in higher education and a greater focus on social justice in intercultural communication research, this book will be of interest to students and researchers in applied linguistics, language education, intercultural education, and multilingualism.

    Chapter 1. Introduction: Critical intercultural pedagogy in contexts of conflict and crises

    Prue Holmes and John Corbett

    Part I – The case studies: Examples of critical intercultural pedagogy for language and intercultural communication in contexts of crises

    Chapter 2. Pre-service language teachers as multilingual mediators

    Beatriz Peña Dix

    Chapter 3. Connecting Palestine and Brazil: Towards a critical and creative intercultural pedagogy for online intercultural exchange

    Refaat Alreer, Nazmi Al-Masri, Bruno Ferreira di Lima and Janaina Weissheimer

    Chapter 4. Hearing the intercultural voices: Shared religio-cultural music and dialogue among Turkish students and Syrian refugee youths

    Zeynep Özde Ateşok, Ayşe Zişan Furat and Ubeydullah Sezikli

    Chapter 5. To be with the Other on campus: Learning for intercultural understanding through participatory photography

    Filiz Göktuna Yaylacı, Ali Faruk Yaylacı and Kadriye Kobak

    Chapter 6. Participation, understanding, and dialogue: Intercultural learning among students in higher education and refugee youths

    Prue Holmes, Marta Moskal and Taha Rajab

    Part II - Responses from the Global South: Decentering "Western" and "Eurocentric" epistemologies and pedagogies

    Chapter 7. Intercultural responsibility in conditions of conflict and crises: Glocademics in action

    Manuela Guilherme

    Chapter 8. ‘I’m afraid there are no easy fixes’: Reflections on teaching intercultural communication through embracing vulnerability

    Khawla Badwan

    Chapter 9. Intersecting languages, cultures, and identities in decoloniality 

    Clarissa Menezes Jordão

    Chapter 10. Interculturality, interculturalidad, and the colonial difference

    Robert Aman

    Part III – Building multilingual intercultural research networks in higher education

    Chapter 11. The establishment, affordances, and impact of an international research network: Building an intercultural pedagogy for higher education in conditions of conflict and protracted crises

    John Corbett

    Chapter 12. An ethic for researching multilingually in transnational, multilingual, multidisciplinary research teams

    Prue Holmes and Taha Rajab


    Prue Holmes and John Corbett


    Prue Holmes is Professor in the School of Education at Durham University, UK.

    John Corbett is Professor of English at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College.