Seminar on Negotiating Culture and Literacies Across Europe - Dublin, 6 Mar

The National College of Ireland is delighted to announce a seminar entitled: Negotiating Culture and Literacies Across Europe

Minister:                           Minister for State for Higher Education, Ms. Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D.

Keynote:                           Arlene Foster, Deputy CEO, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Presentations:                 Three short presentations from EU partners involved in the Making Literacy Meaningful project

Date:                                     Wednesday 6 March 2019 

Time:                                   2pm-5.30pm-followed by a reception 

Location:                            Kelly Theatre, National College of Ireland, IFSC, Dublin 1

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Making Literacy Meaningful 

Teaching staff in a multi-faceted Europe are continually confronted with questions around facilitation of children from a multitude of backgrounds. The Making Literacy Meaningful project, funded by the European Union under the ERASMUS+ Programme, is developing practically-oriented knowledge in the area of language and literacy development, with a specific focus on addressing the needs, challenges and opportunities resulting from multilingual and multicultural classrooms. The project participants span universities, as well as a college and a school, from five different countries (Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, England and Spain). Materials are being developed based on questions raised by practicing teachers, from an international viewpoint, incorporating examples from many different national contexts. 

The website hosts materials specifically developed for the project, and links to two custom-designed MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) around Language Facilitation and Literacy Facilitation, for those who prefer a more structured learning environment. Reflective tasks and practical implementation tips help practitioners to link theory to practice.