LINGUIST List 27.4403

Sun Oct 30 2016

Confs: English, Applied Linguistics, History of Linguistics/Malta

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Date: 28-Oct-2016
From: Daniel Xerri <daniel.xerrium.edu.mt>
Subject: Researching ELT History: A Hands-on Workshop
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Researching ELT History: A Hands-on Workshop

Date: 03-Apr-2017 - 03-Apr-2017
Location: Glasgow, Malta
Contact: Daniel Xerri
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://resig.weebly.com/iatefl-resig-pce-2017.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; History of Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

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.Smithwarwick.ac.uk) & Friederike Klippel (klippellmu.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.Smithwarwick.ac.uk) & Friederike Klippel (klippellmu.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

Program:

IATEFL Research SIG Pre-conference Event, Glasgow, 3 April 2017
Researching ELT History: A Hands-on Workshop
Richard Smith and Friederike Klippel

10:00:
Introductions

10:15:
Warm-up activity (your own language learning history) & establishing the academic framework

11:15: Coffee break

11:45:
Memories, myths & primary sources

12:45: Lunch

14:00:
Oral history, textbook history & uses of documents

15:10: Tea break

15:40:
Putting it all together: formulating a mini-research project

16:40:
Questions and conclusions


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