UV9918V4 – Researching Multilingualism in Education

During the past decades, research on multilingualism in education has undergone transformation; developments in society caused by globalisation have created new concerns in schools and communities, to which educational researchers must respond. In mainstream educational provision, there are growing tensions between diversity and inclusion in relation to language. This course will provide an introduction to multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives from different national and educational contexts through which researchers are addressing these new developments. 

The topics covered are:

  • Core theoretical concepts regarding the study of multilingualism in education, including:
    • The metaphor of language ecology to consider language practices, ideologies and policies
    • Literacy as a translingual and transnational practice
    • The multilingual turn and communicative repertoires in languages education
  • Methodological approaches and considerations for the study of multilingualism in education, including:
    • Critical, ethnographic and participatory perspectives to researching multilingualism
    • Ethical considerations in respect to the study of multilingualism in education

The course is organised by the research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Department of Teacher Education and School Research and the Centre for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Faculty of Humanities

Published July 25, 2019 1:10 PM - Last modified July 25, 2019 1:10 PM