«Shaping Future CLIL Horizons»
During the launch of CLIL predictions were made on likely reactions and how it might develop in the immediate and longer term. We understood the potentially transformational nature of this approach for systems and schools. We assumed that there would be an initial negative backlash from certain entities, organizations and educational sectors. We thought that attempts would be made to take ownership of the term which leading to new variants being fielded. We predicted that the phenomenon would continue to grow, even with ‘different clothing’, because of surrounding major global trends.
What we did not see was that 25 years later CLIL would become so deeply relevant to the teaching and learning needs of the digitally astute young people now in education. Nor did we understand the depth of the positive impact of frequently activating more than one language on the mind and brain.
This presentation looks at why and how past developments are now powering the CLIL trajectory as we manage the fast-changing present and attempt to shape the future.