Por qué am I writing das? Exploring the impact of translingual creative writing in the primary classroom on children’s literacy development, self-esteem, and inclusion.

Project: Research

Project Details


This was a two month project researching the impact of a translanguaging approach to creative writing. Students had seven weeks of multi/translingual writing workshops during which they wrote poetry. I then conducted focus interviews with the children and their teacher and a group of their parents to explore the impact of a translanguaging approach to writing on their literacy skills, their self-esteem and their feelings of inclusion in the classroom. I am currently writing up my findings into an academic article. I have used the findings of this project to deliver CPD training for teachers and in schools. I printed the children's poetry in an anthology which will also be published digitally on my rpoject website, which is currently under construction.
Effective start/end date2/01/2331/05/23