The DINGLE Project

International Perspectives on Teacher Training for Inclusive Foreign Language Learning: The DINGLE Project

Date: Wednesday, 21.04.21

Time: 11.45-12:45


Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Solveig Chilla, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Dr. Gerard Doetjes, Universitet I Oslo & Prof. Dr. Karin Vogt, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg

Abstract: Adequate education for Europe is ensured through language teaching for all. However, the demands and implementation of inclusive teaching diverge greatly, since legislation and the implementation of joint schooling are regulated differently in different countries or, as a result of federalism (e.g. Germany), within countries. The "Digital and inclusive challenges for Norwegian and German Learning and Education (DINGLE)" project (funded by the DAAD/NFR 2020-2021) is conceived as a preliminary study for the conception of a theoretical framework for digitally enhanced inclusive foreign language teaching in Europe, which is to ensure the quality of teaching and research in the long term and in line with the requirements of the Council of Europe. In our contribution to the lunchtime lecture series, we will present first insights from our pilot studies on teacher preparedness to use technology to cater for foreign language learners and on subjective theories on digitally enhanced inclusive foreign language teaching in Norway and Germany, drawing implications for different views on teacher training, conditions of successful internationalization of teacher training and virtual mobility challenges on teaching and research.