Bridging academic and everyday language : Multilingual students’ meaning-making in a lesson about Buddhism

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Education en
dc.contributor.author Axelsson, Monica
dc.contributor.author Slotte, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-30T19:17:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-30T19:17:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Axelsson , M & Slotte , A 2017 , ' Bridging academic and everyday language : Multilingual students’ meaning-making in a lesson about Buddhism ' , Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education , vol. 5 , no. 2 , pp. 157-186 . https://doi.org/10.1075/jicb.5.2.01axe en
dc.identifier.issn 2212-8433
dc.identifier.other PURE: 78436019
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000415127200003
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5258-4827/work/41401814
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/231779
dc.description.abstract This article presents findings from a Grade 7 religion lesson with 12–13 year-old multilingual Finnish-Swedish students in Finland. Here, focus is on the development of academic language and disciplinary literacy in multilingual environments, as they are crucial to students’ success and an area in need of both attention and support. A total of 117 minutes of six video-recorded group discussions, collected in a classroom study in a Swedish-medium school in Finland, were analyzed. The aim was to explore how students used everyday language and academic language to co-construct meaning of academic text and to investigate resources that were used by multilingual students and teachers to facilitate access to content for students instructed through Swedish. Our findings focus mainly on discussions in one group of four students as they were answering text questions. This group bridged academic and everyday language by creating linguistic chains that linked the two and used multiple resources, such as previous knowledge, the textbook, asking the teacher, and using Finnish in order to ensure each participant’s full understanding of the subject. en
dc.format.extent 30
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education
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dc.subject 516 Educational sciences en
dc.subject 6121 Languages en
dc.title Bridging academic and everyday language : Multilingual students’ meaning-making in a lesson about Buddhism en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1075/jicb.5.2.01axe
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