Macquarie University campus seemed to sleep in the summer sun once the semester ended last November, but there has been lots happening off campus! These “stoking coals” for the summer mind were generally linked by a focus on young people’s multilingual practices and in their community-centredness; many of the research activities I’ve encountered in recent months pool together the experience and energy of academics, teachers, community organisers and young people themselves. They ranged in form from school workshops, to inter-organisation research-sharing meetings and online community platforms. I’m going to share two ideas developed across these activities, first in relation to child language brokering, and second in relation to universities/academics doing outreach projects.
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