NW 31 offered the joint special call with NW 20 at ECER 2019: Reflections on cultural and linguistic diversity in educational research
"Determining Research Priorities in Language Education across Europe"
Convenors and active network participants in six European countries will conduct a Delphi survey as a means to investigate pressing research needs in the areas of language education.
After ECER 2018 in Bolzano, Irina Usanova (Hamburg State University, Germany) took over as new Link Convenor from Joana Duarte (Netherlands).
Joana Duarte (Netherlands) served the network as Link Convenor from the beginning in 2013 until ECER 2018 in Bolzano.
Network 31 had its official start with an inaugural symposium at ECER 2013 in Istanbul on “Multilingualism in the Mainstream Classroom as a Means to Enhancing Creativity and Innovation in Education – Examples from Video Studies“ . The thematic areas of the network as well as the convenors were briefly presented before the speakers started. The symposium had then four speakers:
- Exploiting multilingual repertoires as a resource for learning – Piet Van Avermaet
- Multilingualism in subject-matter classes – a case I favour of multilingualism in mainstream
classrooms – Joana Duarte
- Multilingual school population: a lever for linguistically innovative classroom? – Anouk Van
der Wildt, Piet Van Avermaet and Mieke Van Houtte
- Study without boarders: multilingualism as a resource for teaching and learning in higher
education – Fancine Uwera and Adelheid Hu
The discussion of the symposium was conducted by Ingrid Gogolin and included a broader approach to the upcoming activities of the network.