Module 6: Best Practices for Intercultural Education

Intercultural education can be an education principle, a cross-curricular theme or taught through specific curriculum subjects. The first stage saw an initial mapping of existing policies and measures related to the integration of migrant students into schools in 42 education systems.

What is this module about?

By the end of this module, learners will:

  • Have a range of practices that can be used for their teaching activities in intercultural settings.
  • Cultivate the competences and knowledge to be active actors of integration.
  • Have a set of advices and experiences that can be combined or adapted, in order to fit the needs and claims of their students.
  • Be aware of the relevance and importance that students play in the educational process.
  • Have the competences to successfully exploit cultural differences as a learning- teaching tool.
  • Be able to create new educational activities having a positive impact on the integration of students with migrant backgrounds.

What is the aim of this module

The aim of this module is to develop competences of Adult educators and facilitators to be active actors of integration.

The objectives of the module:

  • to share a set of effective and inclusive practices that can be used for education in intercultural settings;
  •  to capitalise already existing experiences of intercultural education;
  • to share some practical tools that give value and importance to cultural differences;
  • to share practices to transform educationalcontexts in an exchange.


Lesson 1 - Welcoming Committee

  1. Notícias Magazine. (2020, March 25). Portugal: Schools with children from all over the world. European Commission. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from
  2. U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition. (2016). Newcomer Tool Kit. U.S. Department of Education.
  3. Guo-Brennan, L. & Guo-Brennan, M. (2019). Building welcoming and inclusive schools forimmigrant and refugee students: Framework and promising praxis. In K. Arar, J.S. Brooks & I,Bogotch, (Eds.), Education, Immigration and Migration: Policy, Leadership and Praxis for a ChangingWorld,  (pp. 73-93). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing

Lesson 2 - Story circles 

  1. Building Resilience through the Development of Intercultural. (2021, May 28). UNESCO.
  2. UNESCO. (2021, May 7). Developing Intercultural Competencies through Story Circles [Video]. YouTube.
  3. Deardorff, D. K. (2020). The UNESCO Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles. UNESCO Publishing.

Lesson 3 - KWL Charts

  1. How to do a KWL - TeachLikeThis. (2014, January 18). [Video]. YouTube.
  2. PAESIC project’s partners. (n.d.). PAESIC – PAESIC Erasmus+ Project. PAESIC Erasmus+ Project. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from

Lesson 4 - identity texts 

  1. Goethe institut . (n.d.). Multilingual school projects. Classes bilangues - Multilingual school projects - Goethe-Institut . Retrieved February 25, 2022, from
  2. Goethe Institute. (n.d.). Classes bilangues - Theatre - Sessions - Goethe-Institut. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from

Lesson 5 - Language Biographies Methodology

  1. Eschenauer, L. Faire corps avec ses langues. Theatre and didactics: towards a definition of translangageance. E-CRINI - The electronic journal of the Centre for Research on National Identities and Interculturality, Editions du CRINI, 2014, Proceedings of the conference Languages in Motion, Languages in Motion, 6, pp.1-24. (in French)
  2. Atelier de recherche Compétences (inter) culturelles à l’Ecole, INSPE de CAEN. (2019, October 19). Ma biographie langagière et mon portrait langagier | @ltérité. @ltérité. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from
  3. Lycée Français de Tananarive. (2021, June 8). Le Mai des Langues 2021 | Biographie langagière des CM2b de l’EPFD [Video]. YouTube.

Lesson 6 - Artistic practices in language learning 

  1. Cummins J, Early M, Identity Texts: The Collaborative Creation of Power in Multilingual Schools, Trentham Books, 2011
  2. Exemples from: EN101 Author, Self-portraits Ideas for ESL Students, 2019,
  3. Stefanie Giebert, 'Drama and theatre in teaching foreign languages for professional purposes', Research and pedagogical practices in specialised languages [Online], Vol. 33 No. 1 | 2014, online 10 March 2014, accessed 28 February 2022. URL: ; DOI:
  4. Aflatoun Active Learning Methods: Image Theatre. (2015, December 11). [Video]. YouTube.
  5. (Ed.). (2019, June). KWL Charts: Reading and Learning Strategy Before, During and After Reading Strategy. National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS).
  6. Read Write Think. (2013). K-W-L Chart | Read Write Think. ReadWriteThink.Org. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from
  7. Facing History & Ourselves. (2017). K-W-L Charts. Facing History and Ourselves. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from
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Module Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 39 Topics
  • 6 Quizzes