Intercultural Communications and Neighbourness Training Toolkit

Idongesit Williams*, Ilona Ilvonen, Pasi Raatikainen, Timo Turunen, Karlis Valtins, Maura Di Mauro, Muhammet Demirbilek, Morten Falch, Jannick Kirk Sørensen

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This toolkit is designed to arm teachers with the relevant skills, didactical tools and practices tools that will enable intercultural communications and Neighbourness in multicultural classrooms (learning environment). Intercultural competence as defined by Deardorff (2006) is “the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in intercultural situations based on one’s intercultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes”. Neighbourness refers to the ability for a group of people from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds to coexist, learn together and assist each other devoid of culturally, social or economical driven bias (Nuutinen, 2017). In the Welearn project Neighbourness is theorised as the possession and expression of skills, knowledge and attitudes on intercultural competence (intercultural communications inclusive), global citizenship, and neighbourliness (Nuutinen, 2017)
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Tampere
Number of pages72
Commissioning bodyERASMUS+
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Education
  • Higher Education
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Teaching
  • teaching and inclusion
  • Pedagogy
  • Tool-kit


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    Demirbilek, M., Iloven, I., Valtins, K., Di Mauro, M., Bernardes, S. & Williams, I., Nov 2021, Proceedings of International Conference on Studies in Education and Social science. November 11-14, 2021, Antalya/Turkey. Jackowicz, S. & Tayfur Ozturk, O. (eds.). ISTES, p. 181-191 11 p.

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