Category: Policy

CGHE seminar slides

I was pleased to recently participate in a seminar with my project team, hosted by the Centre For Global & Higher Education. The slides are below: Our next event is entitled ‘Learning to write as an academic‘, the slides for which will be posted next week. More detailed […]

Brief statement on ‘Digital Wisdom’

Below is a brief (under 100 words) statement I have made to represent my view on ‘Digital Wisdom’ for an upcoming policy and educational think-tank meeting. Digital wisdom, to me, involves a number of things including how people make sense of their world using digital media. Fundamentally, it […]

Language Policy and Planning in Pakistan

As a kind of follow up to the code-switching work, I have written this brief piece on Language Policy and Planning in Pakistan. When Mohammed Ali Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan and its first Governor-General) declared Urdu as the national language of Pakistan, only 7.5% of the people […]

Test your language skills online

When it comes to defining a second-language learner’s proficiency, what options are there? Most of what is available is time consuming and expensive. However, the DIALANG project has developed a Web-based instrument that allows learners to assess their proficiency in, particularly EU, languages. The method is entirely ‘self-assessment’ […]