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Redesigning the Curriculum to Develop Multilingual Academic Literacies : An Analysis of Language Conceptualizations (2020)

Jalkanen, J., & Nikula, T. (2020). Redesigning the Curriculum to Develop Multilingual Academic Literacies : An Analysis of Language Conceptualizations. In M. Kuteeva, K. Kaufhold, & N. Hynninen (Eds.), Language Perceptions and Practices in Multilingual Universities (pp. 113-135). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38755-6_5

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsJalkanen, Juha; Nikula, Tarja

Parent publicationLanguage Perceptions and Practices in Multilingual Universities

Parent publication editorsKuteeva, Maria; Kaufhold, Kathrin; Hynninen, Niina



Publication year2020

Pages range113-135

Number of pages in the book400

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open accessChannel is not openly available


Teaching and learning languages for academic purposes have for a long time had an important role in Finnish Higher Education. In this chapter, we analyse the curriculum for multilingual and disciplinary language and communication studies developed at the University of Jyväskylä, which can be seen as one initiative to rethink the ways of organizing the development of language and communication skills at the university level. We are especially interested in how the curriculum is discursively constructed and what kinds of conceptions of language are built into the description of learning outcomes in the curriculum across different disciplines. Our results indicate that multilingual approach is manifested in the curriculum in a multi-layered fashion, echoing multiple voices and ideologies.

Keywordslanguage teachinglanguage learningmultilingualismscience communicationcurriculainstitutions of higher educationhigher education policy

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2020

JUFO rating3

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