Clive Young

Scots in Education Conference 2023

In Partnership with Scottish Government, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Education Scotland and Scots Hoose, the Scots Language Centre will host the 2023 Scots in Education Conference on Thursday, 15th June from 16:00 -18:30.

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The conference is an event designed to support early years practitioners, teachers and centres offering provision in Scots as well as those interested in doing so. Contributors will present information about a new CPD course for teachers, the learning and teaching of Scots in early years, primary and secondary settings, and the support available for centres delivering the SQA Scots Language Award and Scottish Studies Award*.

The event will be streamed online on the Scots Language Centre’s YouTube channel.

More information here:

Scots language in schools

Gillespie is generally sympathetic to Scots but here he expresses a widely held belief that the Scots element of Scottish vernacular has eroded as to be possibly unsalvageable. While this type of ‘discourse of death’ has been around for a century at least, it is true that the baseline knowledge of Scots is now weak in many areas of the country. However experience has demonstrated with a relatively light touch intervention, ‘ingrained’ negative attitudes may be changed, linguistic awareness heightened, and abilities strengthened.

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