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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) for Adults is an international forum of researchers who share an interest in research on the development of second language skills by adult immigrants with little or no schooling prior to entering the country of entry. The goal of the […]
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’ […]
An investigation by John Stossel entitled “Stupid in America” highlighting some of the flaws with the education system in the United States. Do you think UK schools are following suit?