Language and Education Network - Research Seminar - Victoria Murphy (University of Oxford)

Multilingual pupils in mainstream education: The importance of evidence

A Graduate School of Education research event
Date10 May 2021
Time17:00 to 18:30
PlaceZOOM

Victoria Murphy (University of Oxford)

Multilingual pupils in mainstream education: The importance of evidence

In this presentation I will discuss the role of Education as a context through which young children’s emergent bi- or multilingualism is supported.  I focus on children who have a home language that is different from their language of education and present a selective review some evidence which speaks to academic and L2 outcomes in this population. I then highlight the particular importance of developing knowledge of vocabulary as a means of supporting literacy development in linguistically diverse pupils and present some research on children’s developing knowledge of lexical form, particularly with respect to metaphors and polysemes. I conclude by arguing for a need to have more focused studies investigating multilingual pedagogies that present a balanced and evidence-based agenda for supporting linguistically diversity in all our pupils. Without this evidence we are unable to adequately support multilingual pupils in linguistically diverse classrooms.

 

Seminar Recording

https://Universityofexeter.zoom.us/rec/share/sGPprPi1Ky5aTK2WFuySwIwXfkgLd8IC73lnMGTlWr_iJqlkewTSL02snUbI-9-E.7CGhy1RDhRnmwBTH?startTime=1620661978000

 


ProviderGraduate School of Education
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