ERIC Number: EJ1080041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
Towards New Learning Partnerships in Bilingual Educational Contexts--Raising "Learner Awareness" and Creating Conditions for "Reciprocity" and "Pedagogic Attention"
Ruiz de Zarobe, Yolanda; Coyle, Do
International Journal of Multilingualism, v12 n4 p471-493 2015
This article addresses the need to develop new pedagogic approaches which promote learner independence in contexts where learning takes place through the medium of more than one language. The challenges of responding to a rapidly changing educational landscape to ensure that our learners become pluriliterate global citizens are presented through three case studies each set in a different multilingual context. These classroom-based studies into effective learning focus on teachers and learners as co-researchers and involve reflexive processes which engage teachers and learners in the analysis of their own practices. The findings emphasise the need to support "reciprocity" and "pedagogic attention" through shared learner and teacher awareness of learning as well as to provide methods for instructing learners in metacognitive strategy use. The authors conclude that bilingual educational contexts provide potentially rich learning environments which--if they are to realise this potential--will demand new ways of developing shared reciprocity around teacher-learner pedagogic understanding.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Bilingual Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Classroom Research, Case Studies, Multilingualism, Metacognition, Course Content, Indo European Languages, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Language of Instruction, English, Learning Strategies, French, German, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Check Lists
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning