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Doctoral Training Unit CALIDIE

Doctoral Training Unit CALIDIE - Capitalising on Linguistic Diversity in Education

The CALIDIE Doctoral Training Unit focuses on the fundamental question of how learners’ linguistic repertoires interact with their learning. It investigates particularly how multilingualism affects learning practices and processes, and how multilingualism can be capitalized on and transformed into a resource for educational success and social well-being.

CALIDIE takes advantage of the particular multilingual context of Luxembourg, especially in the domain of education. As a consequence of educational policy, the vast majority of students learn in a second and third language, a context that offers unique opportunities for providing innovative insights into the research question.

CALIDIE contributes to building a unique corpus by investigating the fundamental relationship between multilingualism, learning, and educational success, both horizontally across curricula and vertically through education systems, including the crucial points of transition learners experience as they progress.

The overarching research focus of CALIDIE is been investigated from different disciplinary perspectives and by using different methodological approaches. Creating cooperation among researchers from anthropology, linguistics, pedagogy, and psychology, we aim to provide a robust base for imagining more equitable and effective educational practices and policies in Luxembourg and any other multilingual location. We want our DTU to impact on the development of multilingual pedagogies that are sensitive to multilingual learner repertoires, and take into account more complex pathways of learning.

The DTU CALIDIE is funded under the framework of the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).



Adelheid Hu

Research Facilitator

Peter Voss