CIAC PRESENT AT THE REGIONAL SEMINAR OF THE PORTUGUESE ASSOCIATION OF ENGLISH TEACHERS
On March 11 and 12, CIAC researchers Manuel Célio Conceição and Mauro Figueiredo attended the regional seminar Teaching & Learning in Times of Change, promoted by APPI – Portuguese Association of English Teachers, in Elvas.
In the opening plenary lecture, Manuel Célio Conceição presented “Mediation, languaging and linguistically sensitive teaching”. This was a paper on language teaching in multilingual and multicultural contexts, addressing issues such as the diversity of linguistic landscapes, the emergence of translinguism, interaction and mediation in linguistically sensitive teaching.
The following day, Mauro Figueiredo gave the workshop “Transforming the School with the support of the MILAGE APRENDER+ platform”. In this session, ways to help teachers become actors in the transformation of the school were presented. MILAGE APRENDER+ is a tool for mobile devices, developed by the University of Algarve, which allows students to access pedagogical content, inside and outside the classroom.
APPI – Portuguese Association of English Teachers aims to improve the teaching of English in Portugal and the Teaching & Learning in Times of Change seminar brought together distinguished national and international speakers to reflect on linguistic mediation in the classroom; the CLIL approach; formative assessment; language learning through theatre performances; gamification; among other topics related to the teaching activity.