The globalisation and internationalisation trends in higher education invites efforts to foster a culture of cooperation, reflexivity and learning among lecturers and students. To date co-operation across disciplinary boundaries has been problematic. The aim of this interdisciplinary collaborative research project between Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa is to enhance Content and Language Integration (ICL), aka Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Europe through exchange of knowledge and experience. Strong relations between discipline-based lecturers and language/communication lecturers will enhance higher education provision and learning in increasingly multilingual contexts, e.g. where the medium of instruction is English. The focus of the project is to improve conditions for partnerships between discipline-based lecturers and language/communication lecturers in the applied and health sciences and engineering. The project is grounded in a socio-cultural perspective and draws on Identity theory, the New Literacy Studies and Rhetorical Studies. The method is qualitative seeking to produce rich narrative data from the two national sites.
The project is carried out at the Division of Construction Management.
Magnus Gustavsson (Division of Language and communication)
Andreas Eriksson (Division of Language and communication)