At the heart of linguistically sensitive teaching (LST) is the essential step of identifying the languages of the school, the languages of the students and also of the educational staff, to recognize them and welcome them in an inclusive and trusting approach.
The recent curriculum for Finnish basic education highlights linguistically sensitive teaching (LST) as a critical part of education, yet to-date LST has only been part of teacher education for selected groups. As part of Listiac at the University of Jyväskylä, we have worked to integrate and extend LST across the class teacher education curriculum to create a pathway from the 1st year of studies to the final teaching practice.
LISTIAC BLOG RELAY RACE #5: AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA Read more about the Blog Relay Race Catalonia has a long tradition of managing school plurilingualism –in the two co-official languages (Catalan and Spanish) and curricular foreign languages (English, mostly)–, but the arrival of many students from different countries over the past two decades has demanded …
Throughout this educational project piloted by two primary and secondary school teachers, a group of plurilingual pupils carried out learning activities that culminated in a guided tour at the Paul Valéry Museum in the city of Sète, France, where the pupils played the role of plurilingual museum guides for their classmates, parents, teachers, artists and media.
In 2018 some channels of informal communication from the Lithuanian Ministry of Education, Science and Sports suggested that plurilingualism will never be a priority in Lithuanian general education. Thus, it came as no surprise to the Lithuanian Listiac team to see how little linguistically sensitive teaching has been known, considered or discussed by any of the parties in education, from teachers to policy makers, let alone attempted to be implemented in practice. In contrast, the reality of the past few years has proved the growing need of LST in facing the emerging changes in linguistic diversity in the Lithuanian schools.
Listiac Blog Relay Race #1: Åbo Akademi University Read more about the Blog Relay Race Åbo Akademi University takes pride in its values diversity, openness, courage, participation and sustainability. The university’s profile focusing on minority research has its core in the Swedish-speaking minority on the national level, but it also builds on a broad understanding …