Bilingual learners' perspectives on school and society in Scotland

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Abstract

This book results from The Creative Learning and Student's Perspectives (CLASP) research project which examined processes of creative learning. Nine research groups throughout Europe explored creative learning practices in a variety of different educational contexts. The research observed teachers across the cultures constructing real and critical events, incorporating external collaborations, being innovative with space and modeling their own creativity for students. Secondly, it identified some characteristics of creative learning itself, e.g. intellectual enquiry, engaged productivity and process and product reviews. Thirdly, the research demonstrated how teacher strategies and creative learning became meaningful to students with the students gaining self affirmation, developing social identities and appreciating being given a social role in pedagogic evaluation. The book details the research in Austria, Denmark, England, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Sweden.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative Learning Practices
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Experiences
EditorsBob Jeffrey
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
Pages63-86
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • bilingual
  • language instruction
  • language education
  • schools
  • bilingualism
  • Scotland

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Smyth, G. (2006). Bilingual learners' perspectives on school and society in Scotland. In B. Jeffrey (Ed.), Creative Learning Practices: European Experiences (pp. 63-86).