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Listiac Blog Relay Race 2.0
In the autumn of 2020, the Listiac project hosted a blog relay race, where one partner at a time shared their experiences of working towards linguistically sensitive teacher education in Europe (the posts are listed below). Since it was a successful trip, the project will now be hosting Blog Relay Race 2.0 – the journey starts in Vaasa, Finland and moves south all the way to Algarve, Portugal before it ends in Jyväskylä, Finland. The theme of the blog posts is Good Practices in Linguistically Sensitive Teaching.
A new blog post will be published every two weeks (Fridays) starting March 2021. You are welcome to join Listiac on our trip around Europe!
The Listiac Project develops and experiments a theoretically informed reflection tool aimed at making (future) teachers more linguistically sensitive in their beliefs, attitudes and actions.
All students in the EU need teachers who are linguistically sensitive and responsive. Despite the existing research and the amount of tools developed for individual teachers, it remains difficult to change monolingually framed policies and practices in schools. The Listiac project (Linguistically Sensitive Teaching in All Classrooms) intends to realise the desired change in teacher cognition, the education and professional development of teachers.
Presenting a Good Practice: Culture day at Vasa Övningsskola
Linguistically Sensitive Teaching in All Classrooms
The day we all have been waiting for is finally here. The Listiac Project will host its Closing Seminar on Thursday 20 January 2022. Due to COVID, we decided to live stream a full day of programme (10.00-16.00 CET) on the Listiac YouTube channel. More information about the Closing Seminar can be found on the conference website.
Participating in the Listiac project has provided valuable opportunities to carefully consider how pedagogical practices can promote linguistically sensitive teaching (LST) in all classrooms. At the University of Jyväskylä, we have become increasingly aware that students of education have more individual resources than are used in academic study. It is perhaps unsurprising that teachers can struggle to draw on the full range of linguistic and cultural resources young pupils bring to classrooms, if the teachers themselves have not had the opportunity to ‘step outside the box’ of monolingual education in their own studies.
In late November of 2021, the Listiac team in Vaasa partook in a so called Science Carnival, an event where researchers presented their current projects for a general audience. The event was organised by the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS) in collaboration with universities and universities of applied sciences in the Vaasa region.