IRUAS Conference 2017 The University of Teacher Education PHBern and Bern University of Applied Sciences “Stronger together: collaboration in higher education”

Dervin, F. (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Description

    Enhancing intercultural collaboration in the ‚international’ university: Aergia, Hormes or Morpheus?
    The way interculturality is being discussed and introduced as part of the internationalization of higher education has witnessed some changes in the past few years. In my talk I will use three mythologic figures to review recent intercultural models/initiatives in Europe. These figures include: Aerfia the spirit of laziness and sloth; Hormes the god of effort and impulse; Morpheus the god of dreams. Do these initiatives represent a shift from the Aerfian ideology which has dominated the field over the past 20 years, with its lazy essentialistic and culturalist approach? My talk ends with recommendations for making interculturality ‘realistic’ and yet ‘transformative’ in higher education.
    PeriodJan 2017
    Event titleIRUAS 2017
    Event typeConference
    LocationBern, Switzerland