The intersection of globalization and American style higher education is perhaps most keenly expressed in the necessity of the English language as a connecting force. However, as the lingua franca of many ‘global’ or ‘international’ liberal arts programs, it is more than just a medium of instruction. English operates as the defacto language of globalized higher education, with the assumption that it can be dehistoricized and value-free. Yet faculty teaching in international contexts know that English medium education biases many higher education practices, including text selection, the subordination of other languages, and often an associated second class treatment of non-Western cultures.
Higher education innovators and institutional leaders have many expectations about blended learning. To get the most out of face-to-face and virtual learning environments, these must provide learners with flexible learning environments that overcome situational barriers for learning. Additionally, they must be pedagogically rich learning settings where different learning styles can be supported. Blended learning allows for the combination of a variety of offline learning ecologies (in classrooms, at work, at home, in the field) with a wealth of online resources.
GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés (ISSN 1989-7146), is preparing the publication of its 22nd volume. GRETA Journal publishes manuscripts on English Language Teaching Methodology. The objective of the journal is to bridge the gap between the field of Applied Linguistics and class praxis. Other fundamental goals include providing updated information about the latest trends, techniques, materials, and methodologies employed in EFL teaching and to exchange experiences and publications between research teams both on a national and international level.
At its most basic, Writing Across the Curriculum is founded on the core belief summarized by Chris Anson in The WAC Casebook that “writing belongs in all courses in every discipline” (ix). While guided by this central value, WAC programs must also be inherently flexible, individually designed to best meet the needs of their specific students, faculty, programs, and institutions. This diversity of possible approaches gives us the opportunity to share ideas, techniques, and experiences to explore the flexibility and adaptability of the larger WAC pedagogy.
The Writing Across the Curriculum section welcomes all submissions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
The South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA) aims to bring together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines during its 74th Annual Conference, October 5th – 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In an effort to reach this goal this year’s Technology in the Classroom panel welcomes you to submit a paper proposal by 4/1/17.
The topic for the Technology in the Classroom panel is open. We welcome papers, as well as practical or experience-based presentation proposals on the theory, pedagogy, or practical applications of technology in the classroom.
To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:
Jennifer Falcon at firstname.lastname@example.org
As an affiliate-organization of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the College English Association is pleased to sponsor a roundtable session at the MLA convention in New York City, January 4-7, 2018.
This roundtable will explore the role of English education in a time of populism and rampant social fragmentation. Can we teach citizenship? Should we? Submissions related to critical digital literacy are especially welcome.
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Spring 2017 issue, themed “The Sacrifice of Survival.” Submission deadline: May 15, 2017.
Conference Call for Papers
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR EDWARD OBEN AKO
THEME: GLOBALISATION AND TRANSITIONAL IDEOLOGIES: MOVING THE MARGINS THROUGH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Yaoundé, 29 June – 01 July 2017
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS, AND PEDAGOGY
Guest-edited by Maja Milatovic, Lena Wånggren and Stephanie Spoto