February 2012 Bulletin: Item 4

Upcoming Events

a. IATEFL symposium

ReNLA-supported symposium on ‘Assessment for learner autonomy‘ at the IATEFL 2012 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, March 2012

The provisional date for the symposium is Tuesday 20th March – room to be confirmed.

The speakers are:

Fumiko Murase (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan) – Measuring Language Learner Autonomy

Maria Giovanna Tassinari (Freie Universitat Berlin, Language Centre, Germany) – Self-assessing Learner Autonomy: Tools and Approaches

Lucy Cooker (The University of Nottingham, UK) – Assessment AS autonomous learning

Carol Joy Everhard (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece) – Stepping-stones to autonomy: peer and self-assessment in EFL higher education

Linda Murphy (The Open University, UK) – Assessment for autonomy: bridging the gap between rhetoric and reality

b. ReNLA-supported conference: Autonomy in language learning and teaching: Techniques, strategies and resources. Konin, Poland May 8th-10th, 2012

The conference will be devoted to promoting learner autonomy in the language classroom.

The plenary speakers are Danuta Gabryś-Barker, David Little, Kazimiera Myczko, Richard Smith, Weronika Wilczyńska, and Maria Wysocka.

Abstracts of proposed papers in the range of 200-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to konferencjaautonomia2012@gmail.com by March 20th, 2012

C. ReNLA-supported Conference: Independent Learning Association Conference 2012, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand August 30 – September 2nd, 2012

Dick Allwright, Xuesong (Andy) Gao, Mike Levy, Paul Nation and Sue Starfield are keynote speakers.

Call for papers is now closed, but the registration is open. Very early bird rates apply till 15th April.

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