Le Dr Yvette SLAUGHTER, Senior Lecturer (HDR), Melbourne Graduate School of Education, interviendra le jeudi 17 janvier 2019 à 18h30 en salle de réunion de l'ESPE (séminaire en anglais).
Conventional views of second language acquisition often frame languages as discrete systems that speakers switch between. However, state-of-the-art theories of bilingualism, including translanguaging, have begun to challenge this assumption, arguing that the language practices of bilinguals are drawn from a single linguistic repertoire and that enabling access to the full breadth of students’ language practices can be a vital resource for further language development. Grounded in the belief that the language practices of students should be interwoven into the school experience, rather than ignored, subjugated or ‘fixed’, this presentation explores findings from multiple research projects in the Australian context investigating the role for and nature of hybrid language practices in different school settings, highlighting the benefits of teachers taking a plurilingual stance, along with the challenges of potentially perpetuating a privileged experience of multilingualism.
Dr Slaughter’s research focuses on plurilingual pedagogies and multilingualism in education; language policy and planning, bilingualism and bilingual education, and the use of ICT in both program delivery and teaching practices. She is co-editor of Challenging the Monolingual Mindset and her recent research has included English as an Additional Language students’ multilingual repertories as a resource for teaching and curriculum development; Improving the language learning and technology connection in regional and rural schools in Australia, and Enabling pluralism: eliminating educational inequity in languages provision in Australian schools.