Multilingualism and interculturality
Seminar for tackling Interculturality (ELEA group)
This group has been working since the 2001-2002 academic year. From the start, the objective of the seminar has been diverse, in other words, the interculturality phenomenon has been viewed from several perspectives: from the sphere of the teaching- learning of a second language at school; motivation and attitudes; and interculturality in itself (inclusive school). The seminar is fulfilling three functions: the training of teachers; creating new knowledge using research activity methodology; and publications to inform people about the experiences that have taken place.
Comenius 2.1 “Terra – Intercultural Curriculum”
Researchers from five countries are taking part in this project: from Wales, Norway, Lithuania, Ireland and the Basque Country. The main aim of the project is to prepare trainers of trainers to play a role in the education community in the contexts of little-used languages.
Global language management in the little-used language context
This group has developed many pieces of work taking the learning and teaching of language as the focus. Its main task has been to encourage reflection on what is happening with respect to the Basque language and other languages, so that, at the end of the day, a better idea of what is going on in our multilingual Education System can be gained, and effective intervention can be thus achieved. This group has participated in a research network on a Spanish State level, together with participants of other autonomous communities having two official languages.
Development of oral Basque in statutory education
This project is conducting research into orality and the following aspects are being worked on: training teachers in oral teachinglearning taking as the basis the reflections of their teaching practice, teaching priorities, principles of progress between the stages of primary education and nursery education, and strategies for cooperation and intervention among teachers. This research project, based on research activity methodology, seeks to improve the oral language teaching-learning process. Cooperation between researchers and teachers facilitates communication, reflection, improvement and innovation.