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Pedagogy and Didactics for Multilingual Education in Minority Language Regions


4-5 June 2009

venue: Fryske Akademy / It Aljemint

Doelestrjitte 8, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden


Seminar programme


Click here to download the programme in pdf.


Wednesday June 3                 

 

18.00

Early registration

19.00

Buffet together with participants of the meeting of the European Network of Teacher Training Institutes (ENTTI)

 

 

Thursday June 4
Chair: Cor van der  Meer

 

09.00  - 09.20

Registration & coffee

09.20  - 09.30

Welcome – René Jorna (Fryske Akademy)

09.30  - 09.40

Short promotion movie of the Mercator Research Centre

09.40  - 10.00

Opening –  Maria Luisa Garcia Gurrutxaga (Basque Ministry of Education)

10.00  - 10.30

Introduction to the seminar theme – Jarmo Lainio (member of the ComEx of the Charter for Regional and Minority Languages)

10.30  - 11.00

Coffee break


Which kind of socio-functional compartmentalisation can be assigned on a stable basis to RML, State languages and Languages of Wider Communication?

11.00 - 11.30      

Presentation – Mikel Zalbide (Basque Ministry of Education)

11.30 - 12.00 

Presentation – Carol Benson (Stockholm University)
Updating practice in multilingual education: Assessing competence and promoting transfer

12.00 - 12.30

Presentation – Felix Etxeberria (University of the Basque Country)
Immigrant Schoolchildren in Bilingual Basque Schools

12.30 - 13.00 

Presentation – Jeroen Darquennes (Namur University)
European Language Policy: which way forward?

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break















New ways of teaching, including new media/e-learning

14.00 - 14.30       

Presentation – Cor van der Meer (Mercator Research Centre)

14.30 - 15.00

Presentation – Georg Gombos (University of Klagenfurt)
Choose your languages – construct your identity. Biographical experience, language anxiety and language acquisition.

15.00 - 15.30

Presentation – Itziar Elorza (Ikastola)
Development of multilingual and digital competences in education: the Ikastola’s approach

15.30 - 16.00

Presentation – Tuula Asikainen (Lapland Summer University)
Towards e-pedagogy?

16.00 - 16.15 

Coffee break

16.15 - 17.30

Workshops

17.30 - 18.00

Plenary closure of the day

19.00

Conference dinner (Stenden University Hotel Restaurant) with music


     

Friday June 5
Chair: Alex Riemersma

 

09.00  - 09.15

Coffee

09.15 - 10.00

Introductory presentation – Durk Gorter (University of the Basque Country)
Minority languages in a connected world: the case of Basque and Frisian


How will the European multilingual society develop in the next decade?

10.00 - 10.30             

Presentation – Kinga Mandel (Hungarian Academy of Science)
Dominant, minority and modern language education of Hungarians living abroad (the case of Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine)

10.30 - 11.00 

Presentation – Sonja Novak Lukanovi (Institute of Ethnic Studies)
Language policy in Slovenia: state language, minority language, foreign language

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.00 

Presentation – Sergiu Constantin (EURAC Research)
The education system in the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol


How can new technologies be incorporated in education?

12.00 - 12.30           

Presentation – Reitze Jonkman (Bogerman College)
“Fideoberie” – videoconferencing in Frisian education

12.30 - 13.30 

Lunch break

13.30 - 14.00

Presentation – Asier Irizar/ Julia Barnes (Mondragon University)
New technologies for linguistic normalisation: experience at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Universidad Mondragon

14.00 - 14.30

Presentation – Karijn Helsloot (Studio Taalwetenschap)
Taaltrotters, a European Lingua project on multilingualism: state, regional and minority languages in the same playground.
The latest branch is Lower-Saxon: Gewoon Toaltrotters

14.30 - 15.30

Workshops

15.30 - 16.00

Plenary closure of the Expert Seminar

16.00

Sailing trip, including dinner