WG1 Meeting #1, London





This first meeting of the WG1 was held in London, in 22-23 June, 2015.

The aim of this meeting is to gather WG1 participants and discuss the impact of multilingual/ bilingual learners on literacy teaching and learning.

A plan of action to fulfill WG1 goals as stated in the MoU will be also drafted in this first WG1 meeting.

Agenda
Day 1, June 22

10h00
Introductions and expertise in relation to WG1
10h30
Plan of two days and introduction to working group themes
10h45
Welsh/English bilingual context: Implications for research and practice by Marketa Caravolas download pdf
12h00
Country presentations on bilingual/multilingual learning context by Marta Kockiewicz (Poland) download pdf, Asa Wengelin (Sweden) download pdf, and Chloe Marshall (bilingual deaf writers) download pdf


13h00
Lunch


14h00
Presentations by Karin Keller (Switzerland) download pdf, Celestino Rodriguez Perez (Spain) download pdf, Anna Llaurado (Spanish/Catalan) download pdf, and Timothy Papadopoulos (Cyprus) download pdf


15h30
Coffee


15h50
Presentations by Gordana Kerestes (Croatia) download pdf, Valéria Csépe (Hungary) download pdf, Otília Sousa (Portugal) download pdf, Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdóttir (Iceland) download pdf, and Nelly Joye (France) download pdf
17h30
End of Day 1


Day 2, June 23
10h00
Summary of key themes by Julie Dockrell & Timothy Papadopoulos download pdf
10h30
Presentation by Professor Victoria Murphy University of Oxford English Language learners – Author of the Education Endowment Foundation reports download pdf
11h30
Discussion of relevance of EEF documents to Countries, Languages, Literacy, WG1 and the Multilanguage European context


12h00
Lunch


13h30
Group work: Summary of key themes and relevance of issues for the COST Action; Identification of major challenges for research and practice; Ways in which the Action can address these challenges
15h00
Feedback to group and Confirmation of responsibilities and next steps:
1. Original themes and leaders
2. New themes and potential leaders
3. Plan of action and planning of meetings for WG1
4. Interrogating evidence based and evidence informed teaching and interventions


16h30
End of Day 2






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