January 2011 Bulletin: Item 4
IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG: events at the Brighton IATEFL conference, April 2011
There will be two important Learner Autonomy events at this conference:
First of all, the Learner Autonomy SIG’s pre-conference event on Friday, 15th April 2011:
Developing learner autonomy: Success stories, constraints, and the role of practitioner research (with Anne Burns and Dick Allwright as guest speakers). Further details here: http://brighton2011.wordpress.com/pce/
The second event is the LA SIG day of presentations on Sunday, 17th April – the second day of the main conference. There will be a varied programme, with a number of presenters well-known for their work in the development of learner autonomy, including Felicity Kjisik, Alex Ding and Barbara Sinclair. The SIG’s ‘Open Forum’ will end the day.
Registration for the PCE and/or the conference is via IATEFL’s website: www.iatefl.org
AILA World Congress Beijing, August 2011: ReNLA Symposium and other presentations
The AILA Research Network on Learner Autonomy Symposium will be held at the 16th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics in Beijing 23rd – 28th August 2011. The theme of the symposium is ‘Social Dimensions of Autonomy’ The names of the presenters and the titles of their papers, accompanied by full abstracts, can be seen here: https://ailarenla.org/events/beijing2011
We would like to provide details of other autonomy-related presentations by members via our next Bulletin. If you are presenting a paper at the AILA Congress, please contact Garold or Richard with the details.
Kanda University of International Studies Japan / IATEFL LA SIG: Advising for Language Learner Autonomy, November 2011.
Kanda University of International Studies and the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) are delighted to announce that they will be holding a conference in Japan on November 12 2011. This event has also been organized in collaboration with the Japan Association for Self-access Learning (JASAL), Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) and the JALT Learner Development SIG.
Invited speaker: Dr. Marina Mozzon-McPherson, University of Hull, UK.
Deadline for proposals: June 30 2011
See the website for more details: http://learnerautonomy.org/advising2011.html