AILA 2020 ReNLA symposium in Groningen

July 5, 2019 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

Hello everyone,

We are very pleased to let you know that our proposal for symposium/symposia in Groningen has been accepted (scroll down to see the proposal).

It is uncertain if we get 1, 2, or 3 symposia as that depends on the number of quality proposals submitted to us, so this means we cannot yet reveal our featured speakers.

Please start to prepare your proposal to present ASAP.

They will open for submissions on 15 July and the final date for submissions is sometime in the beginning of September, but it would really help if you could try to be as early as possible. Note that all participants including featured speakers should submit an abstract through the AILA2020 review system as the abstracts are needed for the program book.

However, when you have submitted to AILA, can you also please send your proposal in an email to Kerstin Dofs – kerstin.dofs@ara.ac.nz

This is just so we can double check who would like to present at our symposia, and if we get them earlier than through their reviewing platform, we get more time for the reviewing process, and we can also plan for the right number of symposia.

All the best.

Hope to see you in Groningen!

Kerstin Dofs, Andy Gao and Diego Mideros

The accepted ReNLA proposal as follows:

Title: Autonomy in the time of complexity in a changing world

Three subthemes:

  1. Learner agency and identity in a changing world
  2. Teacher autonomy and professional development in the time of complexity
  3. Learning in the classroom and beyond, advising, self-access, and e-learning

A short description: Complexity is an emerging theme in language learning and teaching research, and a reality that all language learners and teachers face in pursuit of autonomous learning and teaching. In this symposium, presenters will explore issues related to learner and teacher autonomy in the time of complexity in a changing world.

A longer description: In this symposium, presenters will explore the critical issues related to learner and teacher autonomy in the time of complexity in a changing world. Complexity is an emerging theme in language learning and teaching research, and a reality that all language learners and teachers cope with in their pursuit of autonomous learning and teaching. Against this background, researchers will report on research conducted in multiple contexts using a variety of theoretical perspectives and constructs to deconstruct and understand autonomy in language learning. These include studies that critically examine how language learner identity and agency can be used to generate insights into autonomous language learning. The studies may also investigate how language teachers undertake strategic efforts and achieve autonomy in professional practice. Presenters will use emerging perspectives, such as complexity, ecological, and socio-cultural theories to examine a variety of topics in language learning autonomy research. The symposium will help develop nuanced understandings of emerging topics in learner autonomy research in the contexts of: learning in the classroom and beyond, self-access centres, language advising settings, and technology-enhanced language learning. All presenters will work towards synergizing efforts and intellectual investment towards a better understanding of autonomy in this complex and rapidly changing world.

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