References Cole, D., Hood, P. & D. Marsh (2010) CLIL Content and Language Integrated Learning, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Insights into CLIL Materials and the CLIL Practitioner’s Role as Author University of Alcalá de Henares The absence of materials has often been cited as an obstacle to the implantation of CLIL (Infante, Benvenuto and Lastrucci, 2009; Meyer, 2010). Not surprisingly, it is recommended that CLIL practitioners be able to adapt and produce their own materials (Marsh, Mehisto, Wolff and Frigols, 2010; Coyle, Hood and Marsh, 2010). This study poses three questions: who is developing the materials CLIL practitioners are using; what purposes do they serve, and finally if teachers are creating their own materials, what training in materials development have they received. The methodology employed has two stages. In the first, direct observation of CLIL science classes in a limited number of primary schools in the Comunidad de Madrid is undertaken as a preliminary step to preparing a questionnaire on materials, their functions, their authors, and relevant training. In the second stage, the questionnaire will be distributed to CLIL practitioners throughout Spain. The results of the study may not only yield insights into materials and their role in CLIL classes, but also enable a re-evaluation of CLIL training programmes. References Coyle, D., Hood, P. and Marsh, D. (2010). CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Infante, D., Benvenuto, G, and Lastrucci, E. (2009). The Effects of CLIL from the Perspective of Experienced Teachers. In CLIL Practice: Perspectives from the Field. Accessed from http://www.icpj.eu/?id=20. Marsh, D. Mehisto, P. Wolff, D. and Frigols, M.J. (2010). European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education. European Centre for Modern Languages. Meyer, O. (2010). Towards quality CLIL. Pulso: Revista de Educación, 33: 11-29. Navés, T. & Muñoz, C. (1999) CLIL experiencies in Spain. In Marsh, D. & Langé, G. (Eds.) Implementing Content and Language Integrated Learning. Jyväskyla: Finland. Accessed from: http://ec.europa.eu/languages/documents/studies/clil-at-schoolineurope_en.pdf. 81
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