New Publication: The Knowledge Base of CLIL Teaching in Multilingual Primary Education Settings
The Knowledge Base of CLIL Teaching in Multilingual Primary Education Settings reports on a study that aimed to understand the teacher knowledge underlying effective content and language integrated learning and teaching (CLIL) in multilingual primary classrooms. While in theory CLIL offers many opportunities for inclusive education in multilingual settings, questions remain as to how integrated language teaching can be realised, and what teacher knowledge is required for this.
Funded by the British Council English Language Teaching Research Award (ELTRA 2018) the study used a CLIL Teaching Wall activity and interviews with primary school teachers in the UK EAL context and Dutch CLIL context to capture teacher knowledge underlying decision-making in actual multilingual classrooms.
The publication presents a framework of CLIL teacher knowledge that emerged from this work and can be accessed at: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/knowledge-base-clil-teaching-multilingual-primary-education-settings