February 2012 Bulletin: Item 4
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20th, 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.