SIG 21 - Learning and Teaching in Culturally Diverse Settings


Sylvi Vigmo

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Gudrun Ziegler

Luxembourg multi-LEARN institute

Becky Bergman

Chalmers University of Technology

Mission statement


This SIG brings together researchers and practitioners who share an interest in processes of learning and teaching in multifaceted educational settings as well as everyday life, spurred by issues of heterogeneity, diversity, and a European region increasingly distinguished by multiple language uses. Our focus includes cross-cultural interactions on all levels including identities, discourses and practices in all kinds of education environments and participatory decision making processes. This requires closer attention to theoretical and empirical research work conducted about specific practices, processes, interactions within and across social and cultural communities, outcomes and the construction of meanings of the actors involved. By conceiving SIG 21 as an exchange platform on international research, we also aim to stimulate further in-depth studies of diversity-related processes and the experiences of learners, teachers and further members of the communities involved. The core objective of SIG 21 is understanding and addressing the richness and potential of the complexities, challenges, and collaborations that arise within these diverse contexts.

We kindly invite all researchers and practitioners to join the SIG 21. The SIG is committed to creating multiple formats to exchange and discuss the research of its members such as biannual meetings, master classes, ongoing social media and web exchanges, and inter-SIG events, for example joint symposia and conferences.


SIG 21 Spring 2020 newsletter


SIG 10,21 & 25 Biennial Conference

Process-oriented Research on Learning in Contemporary Society
July 1st-3rd 2020
University of Groningen

19th Biennial EARLI conference 2021 and JURE 2021

"Education and Citizenship: Learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures"
24-28 August 2021 /22-23 August 2021
University of Gothenburg, Sweden