Abstract: Transnational cooperation among schools has become one of the most important means of promoting multilingualism, as well as civic and democratic values. Within this frame, the Erasmus and eTwinning programmes have represented a milestone for internationalization. This perspective has favoured projects with active methodologies and a content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approach, resulting into an improvement of the participants cultural and language skills. In this seminar Prof Mateo Gomez discusses how linguistic and multicultural insights should (and can) be applied in any kind of cooperation among educational institutions.
Speaker Bio: Dr Mateo Gomez completed a PhD in Psychology, analysing the effects of visual and verbal cues in autobiographical memory in pre-schoolers, at the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) in Spain. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of the Education Faculty in Albacete, specializing in teacher education and foreign language learning. His research interests include psycholinguistics and research applications in language teaching and learning. In his previous work as a school teacher, he coordinated several international Erasmus+ projects in post-primary schools, focusing on social sciences and the implementation of CLIL methodology. He is a member of the International Association for the Educational Role of Language, and his recent publications include: “What Is It Like to Suddenly Shift From Traditional Face-to-Face to Exclusively Online Training?”: Narratives From Global L2 Teachers During the Pandemic.”