How to make space for learner's languages

6.A.Try it: How to make space for learners' languages

Here are some practical guidelines for how you might make space for learners’ languages in a range of settings and across various sites of learning.

Multilingual digital storytelling

Research into digital media in schools has demonstrated that students do not always develop the skills to use technology in an effective and critical way. It is only recently that there has been some recognition of learning taking place in out-of-school contexts, including home and complementary schools. It is also important to take into account the increasing way that technology is becoming embedded in the social lives of young people and boundaries are blurring between education and leisure. These concerns have informed the way we are working with students and teachers to promote creativity and criticality.