Multilingualism: a story of many people
Multilingualism in education. A story of many people. A topic that creates new challenges and new insights in all corners of the world. In November 2020, experts from Vietnam, South Africa and Belgium met virtually to exchange knowledge, experiences and inspiration.
Digital Learning week 2020 'Multilingualism, an asset in education'
Due to the coronavirus our learning week in March 2020 was cancelled. Therefore, we organise a fully digital learning week in November. The theme - multilingualism - and our international guests from South-Africa & Vietnam remain the same. More information will follow soon on this page.
'Multilingualism is not a threat'
From 17 to 21 February it was Language Diversity Week at the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Ghent. Multilingualism is eNSPIRED’s annual theme. That is why we were present on Wednesday 19 February at the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences with a whole delegation of international colleagues. We organised an inspiring language carousel about how other countries deal with multilingualism.
“If SDG4 is about inclusion, it needs a multilingual approach”
Kathleen Heugh is an international expert in bilingual and multilingual education with the University of South Australia. Ms Heugh was the keynote speaker at our international guest lecture on multilingualism and we listened intently. Here are just a few of the take-aways about current pressing linguistic issues in education.
Learning across borders for multilingualism
On November 13, 2019, teachers, teacher trainers and students joined our international guest lecture in Ghent. They learned about the positive effects of multilingualism in education and about how to integrate mother tongues in their classrooms. Below you can read a short recap, find all the presentations and watch the entire guest lecture.
International guest lecture: learning across borders for multilingualism
Read more about the international guest lecture on 13 November and register.
eNSPIRED on the European map
eNSPIRED has steadily made a name for itself in the Belgian education system. With the organisation of guest lectures and learning weeks, the programme puts important equity issues on the education agenda. We introduce Belgian teacher trainers to good equity practices from different corners of the world, and stimulate them to integrate these inspirational customs in the curriculum of teacher training institutions. An ambitious goal that caught the eye of the organisers of the GENE award.
The importance of eNSPIRED on a European level
Leen Van Craesbeek is the head of the teacher training bachelor’s degree in primary education and the anchor figure for internationalisation at the Belgian university college Hogeschool Vives in Bruges. In November 2018, she flew to Lisbon to present the eNSPIRED-programme to an international audience at the GENE Conference. We caught up with Leen at the eNSPIRED learning week to chat about her experience.
Multilingualism, from challenge to trump
After a school year full of gender and (inter)national exchange, the gender challenges in education have few secrets left for us. With the necessary tools, we can prepare the new generation of teachers to ban gender stereotypes from the classroom. It is time now to clear the road and expose another challenge in our education system. With drum roll, we are announcing the theme for the 2019-2020 academic year, where we delve into multilingualism in education together.
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