On a journey (…)
Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.
It is implemented by: Teachers
It is directed at students aged: All
Target group: All
Main subjects involved: All
ICT involvement: yes
Description of the practice: “On a journey with a multilingual student is a website developed for pre-service and in-service teacher education. We aim to offer perspectives on multilingual students’ school lives and how teachers of various subjects and at all educational levels can facilitate all students’ agency and belonging in the school community while supporting their multilingual identities.
We provide tools for observing, following and supporting students’ skills (e.g. language skills and relationship skills, study skills and skills in everyday interactions). We also provide pedagogical models for deepening the learning of content knowledge through the support of students’ multilingual and
multimodal resources and an integrated approach to language and content learning.
Language-aware pedagogical practices support all students’ learning, not just those whose language of schooling is developing in its early stages. Regardless of the native language, all students are learning subject language and literacy skills in the classroom. Particularly those who have challenges in reading, writing or oral interaction benefit from timely support. Recognizing students’ needs for literacy support in learning various cognitively complex contents facilitates both their learning skills and motivation to engage in the classroom community.”
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why?: Regardless of the native language, all students are learning subject language and literacy skills in the classroom.
Support to the practice: no
Link with more information: Website |