Education and Languages, Language Policy

Curriculum convergences for plurilingual and intercultural education

Seminar
PROGRAMME

Council of Europe, Agora Building
29-30 November 2011

    Tuesday 29 November

09.00 – 09.30

Registration (Room G04)

Chair:
Johanna Panthier

official opening

9.30 – 10.10

Opening
The objectives of the seminar in relation to the Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education and other tools of the Language Policy Division – Johanna Panthier

Introductions

Summary of data collected through the questionnaire : Francis Goullier, General Rapporteur

Chair:
Mirjam Egli

Bloc A: Convergences between curricula for modern languages

10.10 – 10.20

Introduction : Overview of current convergences in this domain in the countries represented ; main thrusts and themes to be studied – Mirjam Egli

10.20 – 11.00

Case study  on “Making better use of convergences between the modern languages taught”: Switzerland (presentation and discussion)

11.00 – 11.30

    Break

    11.30 – 12.30

12.30 – 13.00

Case studies on “Making better use of convergences between the modern languages taught”: Austria and Slovak Republic (presentations and discussion)

Case study on “Convergences between the modern languages and home languages taught” : France (presentation and discussion)

    13.00 – 14.30

Lunch

Chair :
Francis Goullier

Bloc B: Promoting innovations : practical implementations

14.30 – 14.40

14.40 – 15.10

15.10 – 15.40

Introduction

Case study on “Practical implementations that foster convergences between modern languages”: The Netherlands (presentation and discussion)

Case study on “Tools to support learning the languages of schooling as a means for learning”: Spain (presentation and discussion)

15.40 – 18.00

Group work

   

Wednesday 30 November (room G 05)

09.00 – 09.30

Reports on group work

    Chair:
    Jean-Claude Beacco

    Bloc C: Intercultural Education

    9.30 - 9.55

    9.55 – 10.25

    10.25 – 10.50

    The place of intercultural education in the curricula – Jean-Claude Beacco

    Case study on “The place of intercultural education in the curriculum”: Czech Republic (presentation and discussion)

    Break

    Chair:
    Jean-Claude Beacco

    Bloc D:
    - Convergences between languages of schooling
    - Convergences between modern languages and language(s) of schooling

    10.50 – 11.00

    Introduction – Jean-Claude Beacco

    11.00 – 11.30

    Case study on “Convergences between languages of schooling”: Luxembourg (presentation and discussion)

   

    11.30 – 12.30

    12.30 – 14.00

    Case studies on “Convergences between modern languages and language(s) of schooling”: Bulgaria, Sweden (presentations and discussion)

    Lunch

   

    14.00 – 14.15

    The Platform of resources and references for plurilingual and intercultural educationJohanna Panthier

    Chair:
    Marisa Cavalli

    Bloc E: Longitudinal Convergences:  curriculum scenarios

    14.15 – 14.25

    14.25 – 15.30

    Peer and plenary discussions

    15.30 – 16.15

    Close :
    Summary of main points discussed at the seminar – Francis Goullier
    Next steps – Johanna Panthier

Language Policy Division, DGII, Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex – www.coe.int/lang / decs-lang@coe.int