The Center for Cultural Interaction and Dialogue organized a workshop for educators titled “The Impact of Culture and Interculturalism in the Education Process”
The Center for Cultural Interaction and Dialogue (CCID) organized a one-day workshop titled “The Impact of Culture and Interculturalism in the Education Process”. This event is a continuation of activities that tackle issues related to intercultural dialogue and understanding organized by CCID. The workshop was held on April 26, 2013, at the premises of SEE University in Tetovo. 59 high school teachers from all over Macedonia participated at the workshop and were given certificates of completion. The teachers that participated were primarily teaching courses such as: English language, French language, Sociology, Philosophy and Psychology, History and Math.
The participants were greeted by the dean of the Faculty Languages, Culture and Communication (LCC), Dr. Benjamin Keatinge, who talked about his personal experiences with intercultural education in his home country, Ireland, and the importance of this issue in Macedonia. The presentations were conducted by professors from Faculty Languages, Culture and Communication who teach English Language and Communication Studies. Dr. Agim Poshka presented on the “The Abuse of ‘Culture’ :The ‘It's Part of My Culture’ Concept and its Consequences to Education”, Dr. Linda Ziberi presented on “Cultural diversity in the classroom: Increasing students’ critical thinking and communication skills” and Dr. Maja Muhic presented on “The challenges of Intercultural Education in a Multicultural Society: Building the Intercultural School”. The workshop was concluded with a vision for the future, in which participants explored different ideas and activities for teaching diversity and interculturalism in their classes.