Literacy Education in Multilingual Settings (LEMS)

The University of Zambia and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences are pleased to announce the closing conference of the LEMS project to be held in Lusaka 1-2 December 2022.

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The University of Zambia and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences have collaborated closely for many years. Through the NOMA project (2008-2013), a Master’s programme in Literacy and Learning was established at the University of Zambia, in partnership with the University of Namibia. Since 2017, UNZA and INN University have collaborated in the NORPART project Literacy Education in Multilingual Settings, whereby Master’s and PhD candidates from both institutions have studied at the partner university.

Pictures from Lusaka
The conference is to be held in beautiful sorroundings at M’Kango Golfview Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia (Photo: INN University)

Program

Thursday 1 December 2022

08.30 - Registration Hall outside Zambezi room

09.00 - Opening Zambezi room

09.30 – 10.30 - Keynote in Zambezi room:  Professor Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada - Multilingual identities and Storybooks Zambia

10.30 Refreshments

11.00 – 12.30 Parallel sessions

  • Venue: Kjersti Ree Skrefsrud, INN University, Agnes Chibamba Chileshe, UNZA and Hilde Thyness, INN University
  • Venue: Josephine Musonda, UNZA, Jonas Iversen, INN University and Sr Maureen Kasakula, UNZA

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.30 Keynote: Associate Professors David Sani Mwanza, UNZA & Espen Stranger-Johannessen, INN University - Storybooks Zambia: Project development and opportunities for learning

14.30 - Refreshments Zambezi room

15.00 - 16.30 Workshops

  • Workshop with Dr Mwanza and Dr Stranger-Johannessen: Using Storybooks Zambia for initial literacy teaching and learnin
  • Workshop with Prof. Juliet Munden: Asking questions that promote language and content learning in the classroom

19.00 - Dinner for invited guests at M’Kango Hotel

Friday 2 December 2022

08.30 - Registration Hall outside Zambezi room

09.00 – 10.00 - Keynote in Zambezi room:  Professor Mantoa Motinyane, University of the Western Cape, South Africa - - “Moetsi o a lebala empa moetsuwa ha a lebale”: [The speaker forgets but the hearer remembers]- The Role of Language in Mental Decolonisation

10.00 Refreshments

10.30 - 12.00 Parallel sessions

  • Venue: Jonas Iversen & Juliet Munden,INN University and Benson S Mkandawire, J. Mwansa & Peter Manchishi, UNZA
  • Venue: Friday Nyimbili, Chalimbana/UNZA and Begani Mashinja, UNZA

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.00 Keynote in Zambezi room: Researcher Kristin Vold Lexander, INN University - African languages in local, global and transnational digital literacy practices

14.00 - 14.30 Closing of conference

Contact Information

From UNZA:

Project leader Professor David Mwanza (Phd) and Dean, School of Education, Dr Bentry Nkhata (Phd)

From INN University:

Picture of Anne Marit Vesteraas Danbolt
Professor
Email
anne.danbolt@inn.no
Phone
+47 62 51 77 46

Picture of Espen Stranger-Johannessen
Associate Professor
Email
espen.strangerjohannessen@inn.no
Phone
+47 62 59 79 67

From one of the workshops that has been held. (Photo: INN University)
From one of the workshops that has been held. (Photo: INN University)

 

Published Nov. 22, 2022 10:52 AM - Last modified Nov. 24, 2022 2:12 PM