The European Conference on Language Learning 2016: “Convergence & Divergence”

Posted on March 29, 2016 · Posted in
June 29, 2016 – July 3, 2016 all-day
The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
101 Stroudley Rd
Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove BN1 4DJ
400-650 GBP

Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.

Dewey wrote that, “the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences”. So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?