Teaching young children in English in multilingual contexts supports teachers working with children from the ages of five to eight. The course:
- develops teachers’ understandings of the notion of meaning making and how we can use that to inform the kinds of scaffolding that will build the meaning-making capacities of students in multilingual classrooms
- develops teachers’ understandings of the need for explicit teaching practices that will build up the students’ repertoires of meaning-making resources so that they can be successful learners
- provides a positive context for teachers to reflect critically and openly on their teaching and develop shared understandings about scaffolding in order to improve the effectiveness of whole-school collaboration.
The set of materials contains the Participant manual and two children’s books by Pamela Allen: Alexander’s Outing and Who Sank the Boat?