We are proud to pronounce our three guests lecturers during the Joint Staff Training from 17th to 19th October 2018 at PH Wien.
Una Cunningham is Associate Professor in didactics with a focus on multilingualism and new migrants’ education, as well as a high school teacher in English and Spanish. She has been working for many years in the field of language education and has conducted research on multilingualism at home, school and preschool. Una is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Home Language Research, and has worked intensively to create research-based information for parents of multilingual children and professionals who meet multilingual families. Her best-selling book Growing up with two languages is in its third edition with Routledge. Una’s educational interests also concern technology-supported language learning and teaching. Una has worked as an educator and researcher at universities in Sweden, Spain, Poland and recently New Zealand, where she worked for five years. There she built a research environment in learning and teaching languages, as well as two master programs in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).
Karin Steiner, PHd, works as head of educational cooperations of “Kinderfreunde” (private kindergarten provider in Vienna. Steiner wrote her PhD thesis on “Erziehung für eine Zukunft, die nie kam : die Sozialistische Erziehungsbewegung der Kinderfreunde – eine Erziehungsutopie?” (Education for a future, that never came) in 2012. Today she functions as one of the leaders in the project BIG, a INTERREG Project of Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary on plurilingual education in preschool and primary school with focus on transitions.
Gudrun Jauk, BEd, works as project coordinator for cross-border projects and as an Erasmus+ promotor for the European Office of Vienna Board of Education . Today she functions as one of the leaders in the project BIG, a INTERREG Project of Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary on plurilingual education in preschool and primary school with focus on transitions: https://eb.ssr-wien.at/index.php/en/32-projekte-international-en/146-big-at-hu, https://eb.ssr-wien.at/index.php/en/32-projekte-international-en/145-big-at-cz,https://eb.ssr-wien.at/index.php/en/32-projekte-international-en/163-big-sk-at