Monday 19 February, 1.15-2.15pm GMT
Speaker: Dr Esther Bettney Heidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
In many international school contexts, there is a growing awareness of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ). However, corresponding conversations and initiatives often lack a theoretically based, critical understanding of the central role of language in DEIJ. To address the omission of language, linguistic identities and languaging practices, Dr. Esther Bettney Heidt will propose the Decolonizing International Multilingual Education (DIME) framework. Informed by decolonial theory and recent research conducted with international school communities, the DIME framework is a tool to support schools as they consider how to approach language from a critical lens and to centre language within their larger commitment to DEIJ.
This is a hybrid seminar. It will take place in person in room 1W 3.103. Tea and coffee will be provided.
For those attending online, you will receive the zoom link once you have signed up through Eventbrite.