Festschrift for Prof. Tapio Varis
Communication and Learning in the Multicultural World
Edited by Prof. Pekka Ruohotie and Dr. Rupert Maclean
This book is a collection of scholarly contributions by 21 internationally renowned academics.
The contributions cover important topics in the fields of communication and learning in the multicultural world. They also discuss the notion of global universities and the key issues surrounding intercultural communication and literacies.
Many articles deal with urgent global problems such as the role of global universities, current tensions surrounding working life and employability, digital literacy and competences, the notions of utopia and peace, and the contribution of skills development for employability and TVET for sustainable development.
Prof. Varis occupies the UNESCO Chair in Global e-Learning with applications to multiple domains. He is also Principal Research Specialist of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and Prof. of Vocational Education, with particular reference to global learning environments in the Research Centre for Vocational Education at the University of Tampere.