31 SES 09 A, Multilingual School Development with Translanguaging in a European Context
Metalinguistic awareness is defined as the ability to reflect on linguistic phenomena in order to adapt the own language behavior to a linguistic norm or certain situation (Wildemann et al., 2016). Enhancing this ability is one of the main goals of language lessons in school. Therefore, explicitly making language(s) a subject of discussion leads to improvements in language skills and metalinguistic awareness. There are few international studies that empirically investigate this relation in first-language lessons (e.g. Spada & Tomita, 2010); especially in Germany, this research question has not been addressed so far. Moreover, the role of individual and collective multilingualism has also received little attention in this research area. Nevertheless, there are studies that show that individual multilingualism is a significant predictor of metalinguistic awareness (e.g., Bien-Miller et al. 2017). The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the metalinguistic awareness in primary-school children can be enhanced by applying a pedagogical approach in German classes that involves comparing, talking about, and reflecting on different languages. The preliminary results of an experimental study with a pre-post-follow-up design and one control group will be presented and discussed. The role of multilingualism and language reflection in German classes will be investigated on a sample of teachers (N=40) and primary-school children (N=600). A group of teachers (N=20) is receiving training with theoretical and methodological input over a period of six months and is being encouraged to integrate the approach of the training into their German lessons, whereas the other group (N=20) is holding German classes as usual, without receiving any training. Before and after the intervention, as well as six months later, attitudes on multilingualism, experiences, and the motivation of teachers will be assessed. Moreover, the metalinguistic awareness in primary-school children will be assessed in both groups at all three measurement points. In addition, the children’s multilingualism, cognitive ability, and German-language ability will be assessed as control variables. The relations between the training, pedagogical approach, and students’ performance will be examined.
Bien-Miller, L., Akbulut, M., Wildemann, A., & Reich, H. H. (2017). Zusammenhänge zwischen mehrsprachigen Sprachkompetenzen und Sprachbewusstheit bei Grundschulkindern. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 20(2), 193-211. Spada, N., & Tomita, Y. (2010). Interactions between type of instruction and type of language feature: A Meta‐Analysis. Language learning, 60(2), 263-308. Wildemann, A., Akbulut, M., & Bien-Miller, L. (2016). Mehrsprachige Sprachbewusstheit zum Ende der Grundschulzeit. Vorstellung und Diskussion eines Elizitationsverfahrens. Zeitschrift für interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht, 21(2), 42-56.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
The programme is updated regularly (each day in the morning)
- Search for keywords and phrases in "Text Search"
- Restrict in which part of the abstracts to search in "Where to search"
- Search for authors and in the respective field.
- For planning your conference attendance you may want to use the conference app, which will be issued some weeks before the conference
- If you are a session chair, best look up your chairing duties in the conference system (Conftool) or the app.