Claudine Kirsch wins FNR Award 2020
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has presented the FNR Awards 2020, conferring five awards to researchers and administrative staff from the University of Luxembourg on 19 November 2020.
Outstanding Research-Driven Innovation
Claudine Kirsch and Simone Mortini (Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences) for “Educational movies of language learning practice”
Claudine Kirsch specialises in Language Learning and Teaching, Multilingualism, and Early Childhood Education. Together with Simone Mortini, the doctoral student on the project MuLiPEC, and other members of the research team, she developed a series of videos that help educators and teachers implement multilingual pedagogies in their institutions. Multilingual approaches in day care centres and nursery schools are very important in Luxembourg because they value the children’s resources – linguistic and cultural – and contribute to the children's participation and inclusion. However, some teachers and educators are unsure about how to deal with the linguistic diversity and how to build on these resources.
The eight online videos produced as part of the project MuLiPEC show concrete and evidence-based examples of how to develop and implement multilingual pedagogies. The videos are used in professional development courses of the Service National de la Jeunesse and the University of Luxembourg, and in Bachelor courses at the University.