Language and Play: An Australian Intergenerational Family Study
6 June 2024. 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Online
Intergenerational play practices can provide a space and time for social interaction and learning for younger as well as older generations. This presentation reports on an intergenerational family practices project conducted in Australia during 2021-2022. Six families – one from NSW and five from Victoria participated in the study. The research team undertook intergenerational group interviews, filmed family play activities, collected video-clips and photos of young children’s play. Four families will be featured in this presentation which will provide educators with a deeper understanding of language and multilingual language development, and show the importance of valuing family’s and children’s diverse linguistic resources.
Dr Anne Keary
Anne’s research, teaching and engagement work enhances the provision of socially-just education in diverse cultural and linguistic educational settings. She is a senior lecturer with the Faculty of Education and teaches in the areas of Early Childhood and Early Years undergraduate and postgraduate units. Her research employs a qualitative intergenerational longitudinal approach. Anne is an experienced educator who taught across the early childhood, schools and higher education sectors. On a professional level she has been a member of the Victorian Association of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (VicTESOL) for many years.