Open Spaces for Interactions and Learning Diversities

  • Alessio Surian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. The Space and Time of Learning Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessio Surian
      Pages 3-12
    3. Giuseppe Ritella, Beatrice Ligorio
      Pages 25-36
  3. Narrative Approaches, Knowledge Co-Construction, and Social Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Sylvia Rojas-Drummond, Ana María Márquez, Riikka Hofmann, Fiona Maine, Luisa Rubio, José Hernández et al.
      Pages 69-108
    3. Anikó Zsolnai, László Kasik
      Pages 121-126
  4. Addressing Cultural Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ksenija Krstić, Ljiljana B. Lazarević, Ivana Stepanović Ilić
      Pages 129-136
    3. Teuta Mehmeti, Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont
      Pages 137-150
    4. Fredrik Rusk, Michaela Pörn, Fritjof Sahlström
      Pages 151-166
    5. Jelena Radišić, Aleksander Baucal
      Pages 167-176
  5. From Research to Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 178-178
    2. Alfred Weinberger, Jean-Luc Patry
      Pages 193-204

About this book


"While changes related to cultural diversity are visible and at work in social, cultural and political contexts, cultural diversity as such is being ignored or rejected across many countries. It is the denial or hidden nature of diversity in educational settings and learning processes, reflected in the marginalisation of this topic, that this book wants to address. 

The book chapters are blind peer reviewed and draw from a variety of learning settings across the world. They are intended to open up spaces to talk, promote and struggle for the relevance of addressing learning diversities. This includes current and new directions for theoretical and methodological discussions. 

They concern spaces of interaction and diversity research across single and multiple moments, different contexts and various time scales. They also explore the diversity of theories used to address these issues and how we theorize the relationship between centres and margins in understanding the idea of opening spaces for dialogue."


Learning and social interactions Space and time of learning Knowledge co-construction Cultural diversity Inclusive education

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessio Surian
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PadovaItaly

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