Individuals with a special interest and professional background in the topic of this particular project are invited to take up contact with the ECML National Nominating Authority in their country so that they can be considered for participation in the corresponding project workshop.
The workshop will focus on early years learning communities (young people aged 3 – 12). In the workshop we will explore ways to develop approaches to teaching and learning that make the use of language(s), language maintenance and development more accessible to both teachers and pupils. In addition, we will examine the notion of how learners’ existing linguistic repertoires can contribute positively to the learning and teaching of additional languages:
During the workshop, participants will appraise and analyse tools and strategies which harness the broad range of resources used by children to explore their environments. They will consider how these can be used in particular educational settings. Information on these tools and pedagogic strategies will be sent to the participants well in advance of the workshop.
English and French (with simultaneous interpretation between these two languages).
Participants will have a professional background in early years’ education and will be responsible either
Depending on the specific contexts of the individual member states this may include, but not be confined to those working at a governmental level, as well as teacher educators and inspectors.
Participants will be asked to engage critically with the tools and resources presented on the project website and identify how these might be used in their particular curricular context. They will be invited to suggest further resources and examples of inspiring practice.
During the workshop, participants will be asked to contribute to the discussions on creating a shared understanding of the principles and approaches which contribute to inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years and how these can be applied to the individual context of the different ECML member states.
Participants will be expected to disseminate the tools and resources identified in this project through their networks.