Dr Giovanna Fassetta

Giovanna UNESCO Official Portrait 2017

Giovanna is Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer in Social Inclusion (Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy) in the School of Education.  She is a qualified teacher with over 20 years’ experience of working with young people and adults in a variety of settings and in several countries. She has taught in Italy, Eritrea and the UK both as a class teacher (primary) and as a specialist language teacher (early years, primary and secondary). Giovanna also taught adult migrants in literacy classes in Italy and has trained primary teachers of Italian as a foreign language for Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils.

She holds a Master's Degree in Education (Applied Linguistics) and a PhD in Sociology.  Her doctoral research looked at young people's expectations and experiences of migration.

Giovanna has lead or been an integral part of several major research projects in the past few years which intersect with the work of the UNESCO Chair.  She led an international team on the Global Challenges Research Project entitled "Accelerating the impact of the Online Arabic from Palestine (OAfP) language course" and is PI of the Development and Inception Award for Culture for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace (CUSP) Networks Plus in which she is also Co-I.

For more information about Giovanna, please see her staff webpage, and our projects page for her UNESCO-related research projects.