The project “Teacher Education About Multilingualism” (TEAM) aims to educate pre-service and in-service teachers in Higher Education Institution settings about various aspects of multilingualism and bilingualism.
Therefore, TEAM aims to:
- strengthen the professional training of teachers and other educators in HEIs by preparing them to better deal with linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom,
- prepare teachers and other educators to better respond to the needs of students with migration backgrounds by making their teaching more socially relevant and inclusive,
- improve the quality of academic instruction by creating a new interdisciplinary course curriculum and teaching resources linking teacher training with relevant and up-to-date bilingualism research.
In order to meet these objectives TEAM will develop an innovative and flexible course and an open education resource that will make state-of-the-art, research-based knowledge about bilingualism available to pre-service and in-service teachers in HEIs.