We would like to invite you to our AMCIS seminar on Citizenship & Education. Joana da Silveira Duarte, professor in World Citizenship and Bilingualism in Education at the UvA, will present her research titled ‘Language-based inequalities? – affordances and challenges of translanguaging-based approaches’.
|Date||18 May 2021|
Due to the monolingual self-understanding of most modern nation-states, migration- and minority- induced multilingualism and the fluid language practices it triggers are not usually acknowledged as resources for learning within educational systems. The term translanguaging (García, 2009) has been put forward as both a way of describing the flexible ways in which multilingual speakers draw upon their multiple languages to enhance their communicative potential and a pedagogical approach in which teachers and pupils use these practices for learning. However, little research has been conducted in how translanguaging approaches can be used in mainstream education to enhance students’ knowledge. In addition, teachers often perceive translanguaging approaches to be too vague and idealistic (Ticheloven et al. 2019); to what extent can these thus be implemented? The presentation will present two studies:
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