Dr Giovanna Fassetta

  • Lecturer in Intercultural Literacies and Languages in Education (Creativity Culture & Faith)

Biography

I am a qualified teacher with over 20 years’ experience of working with young people and adults in a variety of settings and in several countries. I taught in Italy, Eritrea and the UK both as a class teacher (primary) and as a specialist language teacher (early years, primary and secondary). I also taught adult migrants in literacy classes in Italy and have trained primary teachers of Italian as a foreign language for Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils.

I hold a Master's Degree in Education (Applied Linguistics). I have a PhD in Sociology, and my doctoral research looked at young people's expectations and experiences of migration.


Research interests

My doctoral study investigated children’s expectations and experiences of migration, with a particular focus on education and language. For my doctoral research, I used a range of participatory methodologies, including visual techniques. Following the award of my PhD, I have worked as a Postdoctoral researcher on a considerable number of projects. I have therefore developed interest, knowledge and expertise in the following areas: the experiences of children and young people from migrant backgrounds; multilingualism and intercultural communication; language teaching/learning in situations of emergency and crisis; refugee, asylum and migration; inclusion and social justice. 


Grants

PI -  AHRC GCRF Project "The impact of language. Collaborating across borders to the design, developmet and promotion of an online Palestininan Arabic course" (Ref. AH/R004617/1)

PI - ESRC/AHRC GCRF Project "Indigenous engagement, resarch partnerships and knowledge mobilisation" (Ref. 304632/01)


Supervision

I would be happy to supervise students interested in: the experiences of children and young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds; multilingualism and language education; integration, inclusion and intercultural communication; the effects of Brexit on children, young people and families; visual methodologies in research.


All publications

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2018

Sime, D., Fassetta, G. and McClung, M. (2018) ‘It’s good enough that children are accepted’: Roma migrant mothers’ views of their children’s education post-migration. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 39(3), pp. 316-332. (doi:10.1080/01425692.2017.1343125)

2017

Imperiale, M. G., Phipps, A. , Al-Masri, N. and Fassetta, G. (2017) Pedagogies of hope and resistance: English language education in the context of the Gaza Strip, Palestine. In: Erling, E. J. (ed.) English Across the Fracture Lines. British Council: London, pp. 31-38. ISBN 9780863558788

McPake, J., McLeod, W., O'Hanlon, F., Fassetta, G. and Wilson, M. (2017) Professional development programmes for teachers moving from majority to minoritised language medium education: lessons from a comparative study. Language Policy, 16(1), pp. 79-105. (doi:10.1007/s10993-015-9395-6)

Fassetta, G. , Imperiale, M. G., Frimberger, K., Attia, M. and Al-Masri, N. (2017) Online teacher training in a context of forced immobility: the case of Gaza, Palestine. European Education, 49(2-3), pp. 133-150. (doi:10.1080/10564934.2017.1315538)

2016

Fassetta, G. , Phipps, A. and Imperiale, M. G. (2016) Review essay. Hospitality and Society, 6(2), pp. 183-192. (doi:10.1386/hosp.6.2.183_7)

Santoro, N., Sosu, E. and Fassetta, G. (2016) 'You have to be a bit brave': barriers to Scottish student-teachers' participation in study-abroad programmes. Journal of Education for Teaching, 42(1), pp. 17-27. (doi:10.1080/02607476.2015.1131364)

Fassetta, G. (2016) Using photography in research with young migrants: addressing questions of visibility, movement and personal spaces. Children's Geographies, 14(6), pp. 701-715. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1190811)

2015

Fassetta, G. (2015) Communicating attitudes: Ghanaian children's expectations and experiences of Italian educational institutions. Childhood, 22(1), pp. 23-38. (doi:10.1177/0907568213512691)

Phipps, A. and Fassetta, G. (2015) A critical analysis of language policy in Scotland. European Journal of Language Policy, 7(1), pp. 5-28. (doi:10.3828/ejlp.2015.2)

2014

Fassetta, G. , Siebelt, L. and Mitchell, I. (2014) Transforming Lives: The First 18 Months of the MCR Pathways Mentoring Programme. Project Report. MCR Pathways, Glasgow.

Fassetta, G. (2014) Children’s agency in research: does photography empower participants? In: Smyth, G. and Santoro, N. (eds.) Methodologies for Researching Cultural Diversity in Education: International Perspectives. Institute of Education Press: London. ISBN 9781858565231

Fassetta, G. (2014) The social and symbolic aspects of languages in the narratives of young (prospective) migrants. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 322-338. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.898733)

Fassetta, G. , Pietka-Nikaza, E. and Smyth, G. (2014) Cultural diversity in popular culture: two case studies from a UK school based television drama. IJE4D-Journal: The International Journal of Education for Diversities, 3, pp. 101-118.

Sime, D., Fassetta, G. and McClung, M. (2014) Children On the Margins: A study on Roma children’s Engagement with Schooling and Other Services in Glasgow. Project Report. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

2013

McPake, J., McLeod, W., O'Hanlon, F., Fassetta, G. and Wilson, M. (2013) Gaelic For Teachers: Design Options For A Sabbatical Course Of Intensive Gaelic Language And Pedagogies For Qualified Teachers Wishing To Work In Gaelic Medium Classrooms. Project Report. Bòrd na Gàidhlig (Gaelic Board), Glasgow. (Unpublished)

2012

Fassetta, G. and Sime, D. (2012) At Home Abroad: A Guide for Migrant Parents on Services in Scotland. Other. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

2010

Fassetta, G. (2010) Without a safety net: participatory techniques in research with young migrants. Enquire(5), pp. 95-116.

This list was generated on Sun Nov 18 17:34:18 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Sime, D., Fassetta, G. and McClung, M. (2018) ‘It’s good enough that children are accepted’: Roma migrant mothers’ views of their children’s education post-migration. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 39(3), pp. 316-332. (doi:10.1080/01425692.2017.1343125)

McPake, J., McLeod, W., O'Hanlon, F., Fassetta, G. and Wilson, M. (2017) Professional development programmes for teachers moving from majority to minoritised language medium education: lessons from a comparative study. Language Policy, 16(1), pp. 79-105. (doi:10.1007/s10993-015-9395-6)

Fassetta, G. , Imperiale, M. G., Frimberger, K., Attia, M. and Al-Masri, N. (2017) Online teacher training in a context of forced immobility: the case of Gaza, Palestine. European Education, 49(2-3), pp. 133-150. (doi:10.1080/10564934.2017.1315538)

Fassetta, G. , Phipps, A. and Imperiale, M. G. (2016) Review essay. Hospitality and Society, 6(2), pp. 183-192. (doi:10.1386/hosp.6.2.183_7)

Santoro, N., Sosu, E. and Fassetta, G. (2016) 'You have to be a bit brave': barriers to Scottish student-teachers' participation in study-abroad programmes. Journal of Education for Teaching, 42(1), pp. 17-27. (doi:10.1080/02607476.2015.1131364)

Fassetta, G. (2016) Using photography in research with young migrants: addressing questions of visibility, movement and personal spaces. Children's Geographies, 14(6), pp. 701-715. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1190811)

Fassetta, G. (2015) Communicating attitudes: Ghanaian children's expectations and experiences of Italian educational institutions. Childhood, 22(1), pp. 23-38. (doi:10.1177/0907568213512691)

Phipps, A. and Fassetta, G. (2015) A critical analysis of language policy in Scotland. European Journal of Language Policy, 7(1), pp. 5-28. (doi:10.3828/ejlp.2015.2)

Fassetta, G. (2014) The social and symbolic aspects of languages in the narratives of young (prospective) migrants. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 322-338. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.898733)

Fassetta, G. , Pietka-Nikaza, E. and Smyth, G. (2014) Cultural diversity in popular culture: two case studies from a UK school based television drama. IJE4D-Journal: The International Journal of Education for Diversities, 3, pp. 101-118.

Fassetta, G. (2010) Without a safety net: participatory techniques in research with young migrants. Enquire(5), pp. 95-116.

Book Sections

Imperiale, M. G., Phipps, A. , Al-Masri, N. and Fassetta, G. (2017) Pedagogies of hope and resistance: English language education in the context of the Gaza Strip, Palestine. In: Erling, E. J. (ed.) English Across the Fracture Lines. British Council: London, pp. 31-38. ISBN 9780863558788

Fassetta, G. (2014) Children’s agency in research: does photography empower participants? In: Smyth, G. and Santoro, N. (eds.) Methodologies for Researching Cultural Diversity in Education: International Perspectives. Institute of Education Press: London. ISBN 9781858565231

Research Reports or Papers

Fassetta, G. , Siebelt, L. and Mitchell, I. (2014) Transforming Lives: The First 18 Months of the MCR Pathways Mentoring Programme. Project Report. MCR Pathways, Glasgow.

Sime, D., Fassetta, G. and McClung, M. (2014) Children On the Margins: A study on Roma children’s Engagement with Schooling and Other Services in Glasgow. Project Report. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

McPake, J., McLeod, W., O'Hanlon, F., Fassetta, G. and Wilson, M. (2013) Gaelic For Teachers: Design Options For A Sabbatical Course Of Intensive Gaelic Language And Pedagogies For Qualified Teachers Wishing To Work In Gaelic Medium Classrooms. Project Report. Bòrd na Gàidhlig (Gaelic Board), Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Fassetta, G. and Sime, D. (2012) At Home Abroad: A Guide for Migrant Parents on Services in Scotland. Other. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

This list was generated on Sun Nov 18 17:34:18 2018 GMT.