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    Overcoming inequalities in multilingualism through education and experience | Research for the Real World

    Overcoming inequalities in multilingualism through education and experience | Research for the Real World

    Coming from a part of the world where speaking multiple languages is part of life, multilingualism has always been an area of study that’s close to home for Dr Ruanni Tupas. Ruanni joins Dr Keri Wong to discuss how getting to know the lived realities of students and teachers shapes his research and help reconcile academic theorisation with the messiness of the classroom.

    We hear about how, in multilingual communities, value is ascribed to some languages over others and how one’s ability to utilise ‘higher valued’ languages – and even accents - reinforces inequalities. For instance, could the push to learn and use English throughout south east Asia ever benefit everyone? And how does Pilipino pop (or P-Pop) music provide a vehicle to transform language from a barrier to an incentive to understand each other better?

    Full show notes, transcript and links: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2021/may/overcoming-inequalities-multilingualism-through-education-and-experience-rftrw-s09e03

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    • 32 min
    What if... we really want to close the attainment gap ‘post-Covid’? | IOE Debates

    What if... we really want to close the attainment gap ‘post-Covid’? | IOE Debates

    The gap in levels of attainment between pupils from disadvantaged and more advantaged backgrounds is a longstanding feature of England’s schools system. It’s been a focus for successive governments, from New Labour’s efforts to ‘narrow’ the gap, and subsequent Coalition and Conservative governments’ objective to ‘close’ it.

    According to DfE data, some (modest) progress had been made, but even before the arrival of Covid-19 that had stalled. Various provisions have been put in place to aid ‘catch up’, but it's increasingly clear that far more will be needed than is currently budgeted for.

    About the speakers: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-and-events/ioe-public-debates/speakers

    Full event information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2021/apr/virtual-event-what-if-we-really-want-close-attainment-gap-post-covid

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    'War' as metaphor in the fight against cancer / The language of healthcare | Research for the Real World

    'War' as metaphor in the fight against cancer / The language of healthcare | Research for the Real World

    Dr Zsófia Demjén and Dr Talia Isaacs join Dr Sam Sims to talk about their research examining key issues and concerns in healthcare communication. You may have noticed particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic the use of military-style words - the frontline, battlegrounds, arsenal - Dr Demjén and Dr Isaacs’ work on the way language is used by cancer patients and the community at large speaks loudly here.

    We hear about the use of war metaphor in the context of cancer and how patients share their experiences. Is it actually empowering? As the race to find innovative forms of treatment and cures continue, we also consider the relevance of language in documents when it comes to patients providing consent in research. What are the implications?

    Full show notes, transcript and links: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2021/apr/war-metaphor-fight-against-cancer-language-healthcare-rftrw-s09e02 

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    • 31 min
    Understanding how deaf children and adults learn sign language | Research for the Real World

    Understanding how deaf children and adults learn sign language | Research for the Real World

    Professor Chloë Marshall drops into the Research for the Real World virtual studio to talk to Dr Sam Sims about her work focusing on language development in deaf children and in particular, sign language development.

    We hear about the challenges in diagnosing developmental delays among deaf children, the creation of a toolkit to aid awareness for teachers and education professionals, the relationship between language acquisition and executive function, and the pandemic’s effect on deaf people in a time of mask-wearing.

    Full show notes, transcript and links: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2021/apr/understanding-how-deaf-children-and-adults-learn-sign-language-rftrw-s09e01

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    • 28 min
    Public Health Disrupted: People and Power | UCL Minds

    Public Health Disrupted: People and Power | UCL Minds

    In public health, we often refer to 'hard to reach' groups, but are we doing enough to listen to them? Hear from the co-founders of Five X More, and UCL academic Dr Carol Rivas, to explore the role of discrimination and structural disadvantage in the health inequalities experienced by different marginalised groups in the UK, and the incredible work they are doing to change this. 

    Black women in the UK have a fourfold* higher risk of dying in pregnancy in comparison to white women. Five X More co-founders Tinuke and Clo, discuss the action they are taking to address this disparity. Carol shares her work on so-called hidden disabilities, their intersection with race, ethnicity and migrant status, and on developing tools that empower the voices of marginalised groups.

    This podcast series from UCL Health of the Public is about public health, but more importantly, it’s about the systems that need disrupting to make public health better.

    Episode transcript: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/health-of-public/episode-3-transcript-people-and-power

    Full show notes: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/health-of-public/public-health-disrupted

    • 33 min
    This is Season 9 of Research for the Real World

    This is Season 9 of Research for the Real World

    This season we'll be hearing from IOE experts covering incredibly interesting and important areas of research that involve communication and linguistics.

    Dr Keri Wong and Dr Sam Sims will be chatting with:


    Dr Ruanni Tupas about discovering different audiences with different languages,
    Professor John Potter about digital communication and creativity,
    Professor Chloë Marshall about language, linguistics and deafness,
    Dr Zsofia Demjen and Dr Talia Isaacs about language and communication in cancer treatment and other healthcare settings.

    Catch up on previous episodes: https://bit.ly/researchfortherealworld

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