LINCDIRE - Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Re-Invented


Project Summary:

LINCDIRE (LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented - funded through a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant) is a project with partners in Canada, the USA, and France designed to formalize an international partnership focusing on enhancing linguistic and cultural awareness, and to develop an online environment to foster plurilingualism in language education practices. The goal of LINCDIRE is to form a partnership among institutions with expertise in different languages and cultures that can allow for the development of a plurilingual theoretical framework to guide pedagogical innovation in language teaching and learning.

Project Description:

The project includes the design and implementation of an e-portfolio digital environment – Language Integration through E-portfolio (LITE) – which is being used in language classrooms in K-12 and post-secondary institutions to enhance and maintain diversity by interconnecting a plurality of languages and cultures. By networking across institutions that have knowledge in language education, LINCDIRE will become a leading voice in the theory and practice of plurilingualism. This partnership research project has involved a range of international institutions: M’Chigeeng First Nation School, Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Schools, University of New Brunswick, York University, University of Ottawa, Middlebury College and the University of Grenoble. For more information, see: https://www.lincdireproject.org/

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2015
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2019

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SSHRC

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