Angela Creese
Angela Creese

Language teaching in a globalizing world: In search of new pedagogies
Professor Angela Creese, University of Birmingham

Globalization has given rise to new research challenges in the study of multilingualism. Assumptions about groups, communities and languages are being questioned as the large scale circulation of people, ideas, objects and images give rise to new local dispositions and social practices.  This paper considers the implications of a globalizaing world on the pedagogy of the language classroom. Using ethnographic research of language use in language classrooms the paper describes a multilingual pedagogy predicated on notions of linguistic repertoire rather than language boundaries. It calls into question constructions of proficiency and competence in language education and recasts the discussion to one of translanguaging and heteroglossia.

Angela Creese is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the School of Education, University of Birmingham.  Her research and teaching cross references anthropology, linguistics and education. She uses ethnography to investigate ideologies and interactions in educational and other social settings. She is co-author of Multilingualism: A Critical Perspective (Continuum, 2010) with Adrian Blackledge.  She is co-editor of the recently published collection Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012) with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Adrian Blackledge.

Seminariet var ett samarrangemang mellan Institutionen för språkdidaktik och Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning vid Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet, Stockholms universitet.

Högre seminariet ISD
tisdagen den 30 september 2014