Call for Papers

AN OPEN INVITATION TO COLLABORATION IN ELT
Joint Forces for Joint Goals—A Common Platform for High Schools and Prep Departments

 

Changing Trends, Timeless Principles:
Learning Dynamics in English Language Teaching
May 11, 2013
İstanbul BİLGİ University, santralistanbul Campus
İstanbul, Turkey

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Closing Date for Proposals: April 19, 2013

 

Plenary Speakers:

  • Professor Guy Cook, King’s College, London
  • Nicky Hockly, Consultants-The Consultants-E
  • Sue Leather, Sue Leather Associates
  • Professor Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press

 

İstanbul BİLGİ University’s English Language Programs proudly announces the 2013 ELT Conference, the third stage of what was initiated in 2010. This year’s conference theme is Changing Trends, Timeless Principles: Learning Dynamics in English Language Teaching under the main title, which leads us to our overall goal, ‘AN OPEN INVITATION TO COLLABORATION IN ELT: Joint Forces for Joint Goals—A Common Platform for High Schools and Prep Departments.’ The conferencewill take place at BİLGİ santralistanbul Campus on May 11, 2013. 

The only thing that does not change is “change” itself. Acknowledging that change is inevitable, we would like to inquire as to which learning principles change and which ones are timeless.

In this year’ conference, we aspire to elaborate on a topic that interests many conscientious educators: the importance of essential and enduring principles of learning in ELT in an ever-changing world. While modern times seems to offer a lot to educators thanks to the practicality and richness that learning technologies can provide, we strongly believe that ELT professionals would benefit from a further discussion with regards to some of the main principles of language teaching and learning that may not be changed in the foreseeable future.

We would like to offer a platform where our plenary and key speakers draw our attention to the recent debates on the language learning principles and propose ideas for us to ponder so we may relate it to our own contexts. We would like the workshops to demonstrate some practical aspects of the chosen topic.

Please join us and contribute to the main theme by choosing one of the following subtopics referring to ELT:

  • The relationship and dichotomy between teaching and learning
  • Affective aspects of teaching, training and management
  • Learning and learners in an ever-changing world
  • Effective Ways of Assessing Learning in the 21st Century
  • Implications of Research in ELT and putting them into Practice
  • Pedagogical implications of e-learning on learners and teachers
  • Teachers’ beliefs in learning and how they affect practice
  • Content integrated language teaching and the effects on learning
  • Teachers as researchers of practice
  • Latest learning theories and implications
  • Learner autonomy
  • Misconceptions about learners’ aspirations
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