University of the West of Scotland

Projects

ARGuing for multilingual motivation in Web 2.0

Principal investigators : Professor Thomas M Connolly

Funding Body : EU Comenius

Value : €307,828

Project Partners :

Aims:

  • to bring about a more flexible and inclusive approach to teaching languages and linguistic diversity by supporting teachers to use innovative, collaborative approaches that will motivate and engage young people;

  • to help promote language learning and linguistic diversity at secondary school level across Europe.

More specifically, the objectives of the project are:

  • to develop an innovative, collaborative, technology-based approach to teaching languages and linguistic diversity at secondary school level across Europe, utilising Web 2.0;

  • to train and support teachers to use this innovative approach to teach languages and linguistic diversity with diverse groups of European students to motivate them at a personal level;

  • to develop a practical methodology that can be used by teachers to use and further develop this approach to teaching languages and linguistic diversity;

  • to evaluate the results of the project;

  • to widely disseminate the results of the project across Europe to a variety of stakeholders (including policy makers, funding bodies, senior management, programme leaders, teachers, researchers, support staff, and learners);

  • to help institutions and other key stakeholders understand how to strategically deploy this methodology to bring about a more flexible and inclusive approach to teaching languages and linguistic diversity.

Project Website: http://arg.uws.ac.uk