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Building block 4:
How can modules in teacher education programmes be designed to prepare teachers for language-sensitive education?

This Building block offers guidelines for teacher educators to develop and adapt modules to include language-sensitive aspects. Both curriculum planners and teacher educators may be concerned with including language-sensitive elements in the modules, in order to foster students’ awareness of language sensitivity during their studies and promote the students’ critical understanding of the role of language and language sensitivity with regard to different subject matters.

Who is this Building block for?

  • teacher educators (pre-service and in-service) at all levels and for all subjects
  • curriculum planners and curriculum developers for teacher education

To use this Building block, some familiarity with language-sensitive education is recommended. Stakeholders with little background in language education are invited to cooperate with colleagues more experienced in this area.

Main objectives

  • to reflect on the integration of language-sensitive aspects in a module for teacher education;
  • to familiarise oneself with the necessary steps when creating or adapting a module in teacher education to prepare (future) teachers for language-sensitive education.