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Full Title: Researching ELT History: A Hands-on Workshop
      
Location: Glasgow, Malta
Start Date: 03-Apr-2017 - 03-Apr-2017
Contact: Daniel Xerri
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://resig.weebly.com/iatefl-resig-pce-2017.html
Meeting Description: This one-day event aims to show how uncovering ELT history can provide useful new perspectives, both for our own professional practice and for the field more generally.

From an initial focus on participants' language learning and professional histories, we will consider broader historical findings in order to better situate ourselves as individuals and as a profession. On this basis, we will consider historiographical issues relating to the fallibility of memory and 'folk memory' and the reliability or otherwise of different kinds of secondary and primary sources.

There will be input on and practice in historical methods, with a particular focus on hands-on activities relating to oral history, textbook history and use of documents. The day-long workshop (led by Richard Smith and Friederike Klippel) will be of interest and use to practising teachers and teacher educators as well as to students currently researching their own topics, historical or otherwWe would like you to bring (if possible):

1) Something (e.g. a textbook, exercise book or document) related to and, if possible, significant in your or your parents' (or grand-parents'!) language learning experience.
2) Something (e.g. a conference handbook, training notes, certificate, official letter, textbook, lesson plan, teacher resource book) related to and, if possible, significant in your history/development as an ELT professional.
3) Any ideas for histories you would like to investigate further, perhaps with examples of artefacts / sources associated with them. Feel free to consult us via email in advance in relation to your ideas: Richard Smith (R.C.Smith@warwick.ac.uk) & Friederike Klippel (klippel@lmu.de), so that we can make the workshop as useful as possible to you. However, you do not need to come with any specific ideas for a historical research project.

We would like you to bring (if possible):

1) Something (e.g. a textbook, exercise book or document) related to and, if possible, significant in your or your parents' (or grand-parents'!) language learning experience.
2) Something (e.g. a conference handbook, training notes, certificate, official letter, textbook, lesson plan, teacher resource book) related to and, if possible, significant in your history/development as an ELT professional.
3) Any ideas for histories you would like to investigate further, perhaps with examples of artefacts / sources associated with them. Feel free to consult us via email in advance in relation to your ideas: Richard Smith (R.C.Smith@warwick.ac.uk) & Friederike Klippel (klippel@lmu.de), so that we can make the workshop as useful as possible to you. However, you do not need to come with any specific ideas for a historical research project.

We look forward to working with you! Richard Smith and Friederike Klippel
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; History of Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 27.4403


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