Ethics and English Integrated Learning in Latvian Primary Schools
Keywords:ethics, language, content, competence, integration, CLIL.
The article deals with the experience and reflection on teaching practice and Master’s Research Practice carried out in the Master’s Study Programme “Teacher”, focusing on the topicality of education nowadays; more specifically, interdisciplinarity and especially content and language integrated learning in primary school education. An idea of content and language integrated learning developed as an alternative to the existing methods through focusing on the features and challenges of ethics education in Latvia.
The article describes the case study on ethics and English integrated learning in primary school, including expert-interviews with primary school and ethics teachers and higher education lecturers who prepare lectures and courses for content and language integrated learning teachers. Interviews have been conducted to find out the role of value education and subject integration nowadays. Ethics and English integrated learning has been practised in the second grade. The data have been collected by a questionnaire at the end of the semester.
Recommendations for different target groups based on the theoretical and the research part of the research have been made.
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