ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 
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Saturday, March 4 • 16:10 - 17:10
Engagement and Participation in Multilingual Classrooms: Implications for Teaching and Learning LIMITED

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One of the challenges for teachers in multilingual classrooms, where English is the primary medium of education, is to meet the English language needs of students for whom English is a second (or subsequent) language, while at the same time building on those students’ prior knowledge, lived experiences and language. At the same time, we need to take into account that educational outcomes for all students are likely to be increased when they are engaged in an intellectually challenging curriculum. To be successful learners, therefore, all students need planned, targeted and ongoing support to meet the language, literacy and learning demands of all areas of the curriculum.

In this talk I will focus on four areas of classroom practice that illustrate how language and literacy can be integrated with subject learning, within an interactive and intellectually challenging curriculum. The engagement and participation of students is central to these practices. Drawing on classroom examples, I will suggest that, through the kinds of scaffolding they provide, teachers can support all students in the development of the academic language and literacies of school.

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Pauline Gibbons

Pauline Gibbons is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales Australia, where she teaches courses in teaching English as a second language. Her work with teachers has taken her to Hong Kong, Sweden, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, South Africa, Marshall... Read More →

Saturday March 4, 2017 16:10 - 17:10 CET
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