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Dr Jim Anderson

Staff details

PositionSenior Lecturer
Department Educational Studies
Email j.anderson (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7358

Jim is Senior Lecturer in Languages in Education with particular interest in: theories and methods of second language learning, including Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL); multilingualism and new literacies; and language policy.

Teaching

Jim teaches mainly on the department’s MA in Culture, Language and Identity leading a module on ‘Teaching Language in Multilingual Contexts’ and contributing to the module on ‘Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Education’. He also supervises students pursuing higher degrees and works on certificate courses for teachers of Arabic and Chinese under the Teacher Centre.

 

Research Interests

Jim’s recent research has focused on the development of integrated and inclusive  approaches to language teaching looking in particular at appropriate pedagogies for community/heritage language learners studying in mainstream and complementary school contexts. He has directed two projects on behalf of the Nuffield Foundation. The first (2004-2007) led to the creation of Curriculum Guides for Arabic, Mandarin, Panjabi, Tamil and Urdu, published by CILT, The National Centre for Languages.

The second (2009-2011) investigated creativity in the community languages classroom from the perspectives of pedagogy and professional development of teachers. In 2012, with Vicky Macleroy, he was awarded a grant by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for a two year project entitled ‘Critical Connections: a multilingual digital storytelling project’. Drawing on this work he has co-edited a book with Dr Vicky Macleroy  entitled ‘Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy’ published by Routledge. 

To enable further investigation of the significance of multilingual digital storytelling in the context of multiliteracy research, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation agreed to fund a second project entitled ‘Critical Connnections II: Moving on with multilingual digital storytelling’ (2015-2017) For this project partnerships have been formed with the British Film Institute, the British Museum, the Museum of London and the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education. All of this work has sought effective ways to engage young people in language learning by providing a genuine purpose for communication, by extending notions of literacy to embrace plurilingual repertoires and identities and by fostering student voice.

Publications

Edited Book

Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy
Anderson, Jim and Macleroy Obied, Vicky, eds. 2016. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge.

Book Section

Technology, culture and cognition: dialogic and critical approaches
Jessel, John. 2016. Technology, culture and cognition: dialogic and critical approaches. In: Jim Anderson and Vicky Macleroy Obied, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp. 42-67. ISBN 978-1-138-79580-8

Engagement, multiliteracies and identity: developing pedagogies for heritage/community language learners within the UK school context
Anderson, Jim. 2016. Engagement, multiliteracies and identity: developing pedagogies for heritage/community language learners within the UK school context. In: O Kagan; M Carreira and C Chik, eds. A Handbook on Heritage Language Education: From Innovation to Program Building. New York: Routledge.

Rethinking multilingualism: trajectories in policy,npedagogy and research in the UK
Anderson, Jim and Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2015. Rethinking multilingualism: trajectories in policy,npedagogy and research in the UK. In: Androula Yiakoumetti, ed. Multilingualism and Language in Education: Sociolinguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives from Commonwealth Countries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 243-266. ISBN 9781107574311

Making a diversified and inclusive language curriculum work? Principles into practice.
Anderson, Jim. 2014. Making a diversified and inclusive language curriculum work? Principles into practice. In: Norbert Pachler and Ana Redondo, eds. Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in the Secondary School: A Practical Guide. London: Routledge, pp. 120-129. ISBN 978-0415633321

Transforming learning, building identities: arts based creativity in the community languages classroom.
Anderson, Jim. 2014. Transforming learning, building identities: arts based creativity in the community languages classroom. In: Jean Conteh and Gabriela Meier, eds. The multilingual turn in languages education: benefits for individuals and societies. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.. ISBN 978-1783092222

Relevance of CLIL in developing pedagogies for minority language teaching
Anderson, Jim. 2009. Relevance of CLIL in developing pedagogies for minority language teaching. In: David Marsh; Peeter Meehisto; Dieter Wolff; Rosa Aliaga; Tuula Asikainen; Maria J. Frigols-Martin; Sue Hughes and Gisella Lange, eds. CLIL practice: perspectives from the field. Jyväskylä: CCN: University of Jyväskylä, pp. 124-132. ISBN 978-951-39-3561-0

The initial teacher education of teachers of Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi and Urdu at Goldsmiths, University of London
Anderson, Jim. 2008. The initial teacher education of teachers of Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi and Urdu at Goldsmiths, University of London. In: Charmian Kenner and Tina Hickey, eds. Multilingual Europe: diversity and learning. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books, pp. 152-157. ISBN 978-185856-423-4

Connections in cyberspace: implications for Tamil diasporic communities.
Anderson, Jim and Pillai, S. 2008. Connections in cyberspace: implications for Tamil diasporic communities. In: Charmian Kenner and Tina Hickey, eds. Multilingual Europe: Diversity and Learning. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books Ltd, pp. 33-37. ISBN 978-1858564234

The National Languages Strategy in the UK: are minority languages still on the margins?
Anderson, Jim; Gregory, Eve E. and Kenner, Charmian. 2008. The National Languages Strategy in the UK: are minority languages still on the margins? In: Christine Herlot and Anne-Marie de Mejia, eds. Forging Multilingual Spaces: Integrating Perspectives on Majority and Minority Bilingual Education (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp. 183-202. ISBN 978-1847690753

Citizenship and community languages: a critical perspective
Anderson, Jim and Chaudhuri, M. 2003. Citizenship and community languages: a critical perspective. In: Kim Brown and Margot Brown, eds. Reflections on Citizenship in a multilingual world. London: CILT, pp. 54-65. ISBN 978-1902031705

Article

Community languages, the arts and transformative pedagogy: developing active citizenship for the 21st century
Anderson, Jim and Chung, Yu-Chiao. 2012. Community languages, the arts and transformative pedagogy: developing active citizenship for the 21st century. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 7(3), pp. 259-271. ISSN 17511917

Languages, literacies and learning: from monocultural to intercultural perspectives.
Anderson, Jim. 2011. Languages, literacies and learning: from monocultural to intercultural perspectives. NALDIC Quarterly, 8(3), pp. 16-26. ISSN 1751-2182

Finding a voice: arts based creativity in the community languages classroom.
Anderson, Jim and Chung, Yu-Chiao. 2011. Finding a voice: arts based creativity in the community languages classroom. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 14(5), pp. 551-569. ISSN 1367-0050

Reshaping pedagogies for a plurilingual agenda.
Anderson, Jim. 2011. Reshaping pedagogies for a plurilingual agenda. Language Learning Journal, 39(2), pp. 135-147. ISSN 09571736

Community languages, the arts and transformative pedagogy
Anderson, Jim. 2010. Community languages, the arts and transformative pedagogy. Race Equality Teaching, 28(3), pp. 16-20. ISSN 1478-8551

Pre- and In-service Professional Development of Teachers of Community/Heritage Languages in the UK: Insider Perspectives
Anderson, Jim. 2008. Pre- and In-service Professional Development of Teachers of Community/Heritage Languages in the UK: Insider Perspectives. Language and Education, 22(4), pp. 283-297. ISSN 0950-0782

Towards integrated second language teaching pedagogy for foreign and community/heritage languages in multilingual Britain
Anderson, Jim. 2008. Towards integrated second language teaching pedagogy for foreign and community/heritage languages in multilingual Britain. Language Learning Journal, 36(1), pp. 79-89. ISSN 0957-1736

Report

Professional development for staff working in multilingual schools.
Anderson, Jim; Helot, Christine; McPake, Joanna and Obied, Vicky. 2010. Professional development for staff working in multilingual schools.. Other. Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

Other

Curriculum Guide for Gujarati
Anderson, Jim; Bhatt, Arvind and Kant, Jay. 2009. Curriculum Guide for Gujarati. CILT, The national Centre for Languages, London.

Curriculum Guide for Chinese (Cantonese)
Anderson, Jim. 2009. Curriculum Guide for Chinese (Cantonese). CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London.

Curriculum Guide for Somali
Anderson, Jim; Farah, Y and Mohamud, A. 2009. Curriculum Guide for Somali. CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London.

Curriculum Guide for Yoruba
Anderson, Jim; Oyetade, A and Oke, Y. 2009. Curriculum Guide for Yoruba. CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London.

Curriculum Guide for Arabic
Anderson, Jim; Saffaf, Sawsan and Abdel-Hay, Nazek. 2007. Curriculum Guide for Arabic. CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London.

Curriculum Guide for Chinese
Anderson, Jim; Thompson, A; Lee, E and Li, K. 2007. Curriculum Guide for Chinese. CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London.

Curriculum Guide for Panjabi
Anderson, Jim; Chandla, N and Grewal, P. 2007. Curriculum Guide for Panjabi. CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London, London.

Curriculum Guide for Tamil
Anderson, Jim; Pillai, S and Nithiya, K. 2007. Curriculum Guide for Tamil. CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London.

Curriculum Guide for Urdu
Anderson, Jim; Ali, K and Syed, H. 2007. Curriculum Guide for Urdu. CILT, The National Centre for Languages, London.