Translanguaging: A Transformative and Culturally Sustainable Approach to Co-learning

Yukie Ueda

Supervisor: Dr. Scott Douglas

City: Kelowna

Occupation: Settlement Worker

Year: 2022


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Other


Responding to superdiversity in educational settings, this project explores how the theory and practice of translanguaging enable transformative and culturally sustainable approaches to co-learning among students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The project discusses the theoretical underpinning and current debate on translanguaging concerning its transformative power. It also presents a variety of practices of translanguaging in formal and non-formal educational settings worldwide. Finally, five case studies are presented for educators to envision how the idea of translanguaging can be translated into practice to ensure a more equitable and creative co-learning experience while leveraging entire linguistic and semantic resources and funds of knowledge of CLD students.

Student Biography

Yukie Ueda completed her Master of Education at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna. She recently joined KCR Community Resources as a Settlement Worker. She has worked as a student counsellor in post-secondary schools in Japan and New Zealand. Yukie is the proud mother of two children and a life-long learner with a passion for education.