Picturebooks for a reworking of CLIL: Citizenship through Language for Intercultural Learning

Mourão, S. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Intercultural citizenship education combines the intercultural communicative competence of foreign language education and civic action in the community from citizenship education (Byram, Golubeva, Hui & Wagner, 2016) and results in relevant connections being established with a more global world (beyond the local community and/or country). This combination of foci implies that a learning sequence with the intention of promoting an education for intercultural citizenship will necessarily require three sets of interconnected learning objectives: linguistic, intercultural and citizenship. This presentation takes a critical look at a small corpus of picturebooks for use in the primary English classroom to support teachers of English in planning for an intercultural citizenship education. A set of criteria for selection and a checklist for planning activities will be presented, together with a reflection on some of the challenges teachers might encounter.
Period19 May 202121 May 2021
Event titleNew trends in Foreign language teaching: null
Event typeConference
Conference number3
LocationGranada, Spain
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • picturebooks
  • Citizenship Education
  • primary education
  • professional development
  • materials design