Citizen science for linguistic diversity

This module expands to multiple levels of knowledge, aiming to systematize fields of knowledge with previously low connection, in order to further accelerate social innovation. It sheds light on two particular aspects of it: (a) its relation with research involving multicultural and multilingual populations and (b) its relation with multilingualism and cultural diversity as factors of design in a Citizen Science project.

This module is produced by: Web2Learn

Grassroots innovation for linguistic advocacy

This module examines a continuum starting for identifying what is called linguistic challenges, going to linguistic advocacy, while ending up in the concept of Grassroots innovation. The concept of linguistic challenges refers to those ones emerging from multilingualism and language impairments, while language advocacy refers to dealing with those challenges. On the other hand, Grassroots innovation is the proposed framework for communities to develop solutions for dealing with challenges.

This module is produced by: Web2Learn

Maker culture and fab innovation

This module is in direct line with the maker movement and crowd innovation framework. On a first level, the module aims to provide trainees with a full picture of the state-of-the-art developments in the framework of crowd and social innovation. On a second level, it acknowledges the existing low connection of Maker and Fabric [Fab] innovation with the fields of language diversity, cultural exchange and accommodation.

This module is produced by: Web2Learn

Open linguistic data, governance and data activism

This module expands to multiple fields of knowledge, aiming to enhance citizens’ participation, social inclusion and advocacy by combining previously independent or with low connection fields of knowledge. On the one hand, the module focuses on the concept of openness in terms of open data and open governance, while on the other hand on linguistic data, with particular attention to language variety.

This module is produced by: Web2Learn

Crowdfunding for linguistic variety

This module, in the context of social action for the establishment of multilingualism and interculturalism, aims to explore ways of how crowdfunding initiatives could contribute to the realization of this purpose. More specifically, taking into account other types of actions serving this purpose, the module will examine crowdfunding’s compatibility with them.

This module is produced by: Web2Learn

Linguistic equality as a basis for social and educational justice

This module aims at understanding the relationship between linguistic (in)equalities and social and educational justice. After explaining the meaning of the three basic concepts (linguistic equality, social justice, educational justice) and their relationships, this module analyses practical classroom situations of social and school justice and injustice created by linguistic inequalities. Finally, the module proposes the analysis of school intervention proposals designed to reduce injustices caused by and/or justified on the basis of linguistic criteria. 

This module is produced by: University of Hamburg

Designing social action with and for a multilingual and intercultural society

Activism for minority and minoritized languages

This module first introduces the concepts of minority and minoritized languages and explores the reasons why fragile languages need activism in order to survive and thrive. Then, it describes two examples of minority language activism by actually interviewing activist organizations, one of which is aiming at protecting young speakers of the Frisian minority language, and the other at promoting Papiamento, a Spanish- and Dutch-based Creole spoken in the Dutch Caribbean and in the diaspora. Next, it introduces international treaties and frameworks that protect minority languages and finally explores the topic of minority language education.

This module is produced by: University of Groningen

Using co-modal teaching and learning for social engagement and multilingual citizen science

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This module is produced by: University of Aix Marseille

Linguistic and cultural management in border regions

This module aims to provide trainees the opportunity to problematize and discuss the concept of “border” in its polysemic nature, leading them to reflect on challenges and assets of living in border regions, namely regarding linguistic and cultural diversity, and on the  meanings of being plurilingual in those contexts.Trainees will  get in touch with daily, professional, and aesthetic experiences lived by subjects in border regions and will analyze examples of language education practices in different contexts in a perspective of social action.

This module is produced by: Universidade de Aveiro

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