Translingual arts-based practices for language learners

Hirsu, L. , Zacharias, S. and Futro, D. (2021) Translingual arts-based practices for language learners. ELT Journal, 75(1), pp. 22-32. (doi: 10.1093/elt/ccaa064)

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In this article, we advocate for the enriching role of arts-based practices in the delivery of a translingual pedagogic approach. With a growing interest in translanguaging, ELT practitioners are searching for models and creative ideas that foster a translingual environment for their learners. We have responded to this call and developed a collaborative project entitled ‘Creative Language Practices: Exploring Translanguaging in Pedagogical Contexts and Beyond’. The project brought together language researchers from the University of Glasgow, creative artists, and school teachers. By sharing our approach and practices, we want to promote the adoption of translingual values and guiding principles through the use of arts as a methodology for language learning and meaning-making. Instead of feeling intimidated by the complexity and difficulty of the concept of translanguaging, teachers and practitioners could adopt an arts-based pedagogy as the catalyst for creative practice that will help learners to explore their creative resources.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Dobrochna Futro’s work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [grant number AH/L503915/01].
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Futro, Mrs Dobrochna and Hirsu, Dr Lavinia and Zacharias, Dr Sally
Authors: Hirsu, L., Zacharias, S., and Futro, D.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy
Journal Name:ELT Journal
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1477-4526
Published Online:08 March 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in ELT Journal 75(1): 22-32
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
190755BGP2: Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and HumanitiesDeirdre HeddonArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/L503915/1Arts - Scottish Graduate School Arts & Humanities