A meeting of the Recolang team was held on 21-23 June in a hybrid format, with part of the team meeting in Graz and the others participating online. The meeting enabled the team to reflect on the organisation and structure of the site’s content (texts, graphics, illustrations, etc.) based on the outputs already developed by the team and the collaborative activities linked to the project (the network meeting and workshop, in particular), with the aim of finalising the production by the end of 2022. The content has been restructured into 4 parts, reflecting the site’s target audiences and the envisaged medium of the output (a multimodal format involving a combination of graphic objects and short texts, structured precisely within a defined framework). The team thus reconsidered the resources to be produced in accordance with the objectives and social issues linked to the project, with a view to
- provide scientific knowledge and insights related to the evaluation of home language competences, the values that these practices allow in their implementation,
- identify tools (for evaluation, training) based on known devices and collected during the collaborative events of the project, and taking into account the diversity of contexts and situations of the pupils in the educational system,
- involve the visitors to the site whatever their role (pupils, families, teachers, trainers, political stakeholders.. ) to participate, to promote these evaluation practices as well as their effects on the bi/plurilingual development of pupils and to achieving equity in education.
Author: Isabelle Audras, coordinator of the project “Recolang - Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils”, supported by signatory states to the European Cultural Convention
English translation by Joana Duarte