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ERIC Number: EJ789216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Content and Language Integrated Learning: Towards a Connected Research Agenda for CLIL Pedagogies
Coyle, Do
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v10 n5 p543-562 2007
This paper sets out to position CLIL research within the broader field of bilingual education in the 21st century. In considering the development of CLIL across diverse European contexts, the author problematises the construction of a research agenda which lies at the interface of several different fields of study. A conceptual framework for CLIL is presented which reorientates the integration of language and content in order to inform and develop CLIL pedagogies from a "holistic" perspective. Using the 4Cs Framework for analysis, the author concludes that for CLIL research to "mature," the nature and design of the research must evolve to identify CLIL-specific issues whilst drawing on a much wider frame of reference. This poses a challenge for a future CLIL research agenda which must "connect" and be "connected" if the potential of CLIL is to be realised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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