LINGUIST List 26.5607

Thu Dec 17 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 16-Dec-2015
From: Rebecca Sachs <rsachsviu.edu>
Subject: CLLC 2016: Reimagining International Education
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Full Title: CLLC 2016: Reimagining International Education
Short Title: CLLC 2016

Date: 25-Mar-2016 - 26-Mar-2016
Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
Contact Person: Kevin Martin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cllc.viu.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 25-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

As emerging technologies and globalization conspire to make education more international, the theme of this year’s Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture -- Reimagining International Education -- seeks to explore how we, as internationally minded educators, might be able to shape the development of international education in productive and exciting ways.

CLLC 2016 will encourage conference participants to ask, among many other questions, how we can encourage multilingualism and multiliteracies; enhance the vitality of international student and educator networks; improve pedagogical practices to facilitate language learning, cultural awareness, and 21st-century career readiness; demonstrate the value of inquiry-based learning across a variety of contexts; promote global citizenship and international development; foster inclusivity and cultural responsiveness; ensure fair and valid uses of gatekeeping exams with implications for global student mobility; support the development of teachers’ professional identities and feelings of empowerment; and bridge gaps between classrooms and communities worldwide.

The main strands of the conference will include:
- Reimagining educational access and communities;
- Reimagining curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment; and
- Reimagining teacher education.

Through the sharing of best practices and emerging trends in these areas, our goal is to facilitate a thought-provoking, perspective-widening, solutions-oriented dialogue on the future of international education that acknowledges and embraces the interactions between language, learning, and culture.

Call for Papers:

To submit a proposal for consideration for CLLC 2016: Reimagining International Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language, Learning, and Culture, please visit our Call for Proposals page: http://cllc.viu.edu/cfp

Proposals for paper and poster presentations, practice-oriented sessions and workshops, colloquia, and panel discussions are invited in the following areas, as well as others related to the overall conference theme:

REIMAGINING EDUCATIONAL ACCESS AND COMMUNITIES:

- Campus internationalization, global student and scholar mobility
- Virtual classrooms, MOOCs, and online communities of inquiry
- Telecollaboration, teletandem language learning
- Education for international development
- Underrepresented students in advanced academics, gifted programs, higher education, and study abroad
- International students’ cultural adaptation, third-culture kids and cross-cultural kids
- International peer mentoring
- Diversity, inclusivity, and cultural responsiveness in the classroom
- Bridging gaps between classrooms and communities

REIMAGINING CURRICULUM, PEDAGOGY, AND ASSESSMENT:

- Multilingualism, multiliteracies, and international mindedness
- World languages, lingua francas, English as an international language
- Digital literacy, integration of mobile technologies into teaching and learning
- Transnational curricula
- Integration of civic and global engagement into curricula
- Experiential and inquiry-based learning
- College pathways and career readiness
- Multimodal and multilingual assessment
- Consequences of tests worldwide

REIMAGINING TEACHER EDUCATION:

- Collaborations among stakeholders in teacher education
- Internationalizing teacher training
- Establishment and promotion of educator networks and teacher exchange programs
- Teacher induction programs, team teaching, and peer observation
- Development of professional identities and agency
- Empowerment of ‘non-native’ speaking teachers (NNSTs) as experts and professionals
- Action research as professional development and service

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Abstracts must be anonymized, written in English, and identified as falling primarily within one of the conference strands outlined above.

In addition to the usual components of an abstract (e.g., review of previous research, goals, rationale, participants, methods, results, conclusions, implications), each proposal should indicate the relevance of the presentation to the conference theme and explicitly outline 3-5 intended outcomes for the audience. What will attendees understand and/or be able to do by the completion of the session?

For workshops, posters, and paper presentations, abstracts should be no more than 400 words in length. For a colloquium or panel discussion, the organizer should submit a single abstract on behalf of the group, devoting 300 words to the overall theme and intended outcomes and 200 words to each paper or panelist included.

All submissions should include a 50-word summary of each presentation for inclusion in the conference program. Titles of presentations should be no more than 15 words.

Each presenter should be listed as the first author on no more than one presentation. Student presentations are especially encouraged!



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