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Final Research Report: Social constructivist approaches to language learning in multilingual early and elementary years classroom

Report


Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • This research project has been commissioned by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to investigate literature related to professional learning practices in language education. In the first report, we document and discuss findings of stage one of the project, which involved a comprehensive literature review. The purpose of the review was to gain insight into the teaching and learning of language that is influenced by social-interactionist perspectives, and, in particular, the social-semiotic theories of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Findings were related to the current IBO framework and culminated in the formation of preliminary design principles for professional learning experiences that target PYP teachers.

    This report forms the second and final report of our project. It is an extension of the original project brief, as we saw the possibility of not just creating design principles from a synthesis of literature, but also beginning the process of applying and testing these principles. We thus extended the original brief to a second ‘implementation’ stage, specific to the teaching of language and literature in PYP contexts. We report on our implementation and evaluation of professional learning with two teachers in one European and one Australasian PYP programme.

UOW Authors


  •   Humphrey, Sally (external author)
  •   Chen, Honglin
  •   Macnaught, Lucy (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Humphrey, S., Chen, H. & Macnaught, L. (2016). Final Research Report: Social constructivist approaches to language learning in multilingual early and elementary years classroom. IBO: International Baccalaureate Organisation. http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/8d04d269392d42c18e71529afa337a7c/research-language-learning-in-the-pyp-full-report-eng.pdf

Url


  • http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/8d04d269392d42c18e71529afa337a7c/research-language-learning-in-the-pyp-full-report-eng.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • IBO

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • This research project has been commissioned by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to investigate literature related to professional learning practices in language education. In the first report, we document and discuss findings of stage one of the project, which involved a comprehensive literature review. The purpose of the review was to gain insight into the teaching and learning of language that is influenced by social-interactionist perspectives, and, in particular, the social-semiotic theories of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Findings were related to the current IBO framework and culminated in the formation of preliminary design principles for professional learning experiences that target PYP teachers.

    This report forms the second and final report of our project. It is an extension of the original project brief, as we saw the possibility of not just creating design principles from a synthesis of literature, but also beginning the process of applying and testing these principles. We thus extended the original brief to a second ‘implementation’ stage, specific to the teaching of language and literature in PYP contexts. We report on our implementation and evaluation of professional learning with two teachers in one European and one Australasian PYP programme.

UOW Authors


  •   Humphrey, Sally (external author)
  •   Chen, Honglin
  •   Macnaught, Lucy (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Humphrey, S., Chen, H. & Macnaught, L. (2016). Final Research Report: Social constructivist approaches to language learning in multilingual early and elementary years classroom. IBO: International Baccalaureate Organisation. http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/8d04d269392d42c18e71529afa337a7c/research-language-learning-in-the-pyp-full-report-eng.pdf

Url


  • http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/8d04d269392d42c18e71529afa337a7c/research-language-learning-in-the-pyp-full-report-eng.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • IBO