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Diasporic Identities and the Politics of Language Teaching

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On 13 January the co-investigators of the Diasporic Identities research strand, Dr Inma Alvarez, Dr Lluisa Astruc and Dr Matilde Gallardo, organised a workshop at partner institution King’s College London.

The objectives of the workshop were to offer training in research methods, facilitate networking and encourage collaborative research among language practitioners. The workshop lasted a whole day and included a Keynote speech from Professor Terry Lamb, Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy, University of Westminster, on teacher and learner autonomy; three sessions on research methods (action research, mixed methods research and Ethics); and four sessions reporting on research in modern languages conducted using different methods and approaches. The workshop was attended by 51 academics teaching and researching in Modern Languages.

For further information regarding this strand, please contact: diasporic.identities@open.ac.uk