This symposium will bring together researchers and education practitioners who are interested in multilingualism and education in Norway and beyond. We will explore the intersection of multilingualism and education from a broad and inclusive perspective, across a variety of disciplines and contexts. Through presentations, discussion panels, and workshops, participants will have the opportunity to share insights and strategies, considering:
There will be an emphasis on multilingualism and education in Scandinavia, with select contributions from scholars representing international perspectives.
Plenary presentations will be given by Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Prof. Hilde Sollid (UiT The Arctic University of Norway).
Call for participation is now closed-- everyone who submitted an abstract will be notified of decisions by the end of November.
The symposium is organized by the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan and the research group SISCO at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research. It will be held on the Blindern campus of the University of Oslo.
Attendance is free, but advance registration is required to facilitate organization. Teachers, students and other practitioners from all levels of education are encouraged to attend. It is possible to register for one or both days: the first day is oriented towards practitioners, teachers and researchers and the second day is particularly oriented (but not limited) to researchers. Norwegian and English will be used on the first day, and English will be the main language of the second day.
Several scholarships for student presenters of up to 2000 NOK will be awarded on the basis of need and the merit of submitted proposals. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please include a note explaining your situation and your interest in the symposium when you submit your proposal.