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The Multiplicity of Pre-primary CLIL in Finland (2023)

Mård-Miettinen, K., Palojärvi, A., Hansell, K., Skinnari, K., & Moate, J. (2023). The Multiplicity of Pre-primary CLIL in Finland. In A. Otto, & B. Cortina-Pérez (Eds.), Handbook of CLIL in Pre-primary Education (pp. 169-183). Springer. Springer International Handbooks of Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04768-8_11

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All authors or editors: Mård-Miettinen, Karita; Palojärvi, Anu; Hansell, Katri; Skinnari, Kristiina; Moate, Josephine

Parent publication: Handbook of CLIL in Pre-primary Education

Parent publication editors: Otto, Ana; Cortina-Pérez, Beatriz

ISBN: 978-3-031-04767-1

eISBN: 978-3-031-04768-8

Journal or series: Springer International Handbooks of Education

ISSN: 2197-1951

eISSN: 2197-196X

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 17/05/2023

Pages range: 169-183

Number of pages in the book: 638

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04768-8_11

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/91865


Finland has language-friendly national curricula that aim to support the presence of the two national languages, Finnish and Swedish as well as other languages, and to foster bi- and multilingual language development. These curricula have encouraged many early years education units in Finland to take the opportunity to engage with languages in innovative ways, for example, by implementing various types of extensive (large-scale) and less extensive (small-scale) content and language integrated (CLIL) arrangements in different languages. This chapter provides an overview of CLIL in the Finnish- and Swedish-medium pre-primary systems in Finland from its national spread and implementations to its curriculum goals. The chapter also provides three research-based examples of pre-primary CLIL in English, Finnish and Swedish that illustrate pedagogical approaches teachers in Finland implement when they integrate content and language learning in their everyday activities.

Keywords: early childhood education and care; language-aware education; bilingualism; multilingualism; curricula; content and language integrated learning; language immersion

Free keywords: bilingual education; curriculum; everyday pedagogy; age-appropriate pedagogy; language enrichment

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Reporting Year: 2023

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2

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