CFP: International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China (11/20/06; 5/5/07-5/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian David Phillips
contact email: 
phillips@nccu.edu.tw

The 24th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China

English Department, National Chengchi University, Taipei.
May 5thand 6th , 2007

Please Note: Contact email is wsconf_at_nccu.edu.tw . . . do NOT reply to this post.
 
Call for papers
 
Life-Long Learning: Creative Approaches to Fostering Autonomous Learning

This is an age of globalization. With the development of technology, accessibility of information, and explosion of knowledge, the locale of learning is no longer confined to classrooms; the span of learning does not end when one leaves school. Therefore, language educators should make good use of creative approaches to foster learner autonomy so that students can become life-long learners.

      The theme of “The 24th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China” is “Life-Long Learning: Creative Approaches to Fostering Autonomous Learning.” This conference will invite scholars from the areas of language teaching, linguistics, literature, and related areas to engage in dialogue and discussions from the perspectives of life-long learning and the creative approach. The suggested topics of the conference include:

Learner autonomy as an educational goal (curriculum)
Learner autonomy and the use of authentic materials
Learner autonomy and the teaching of literature
Learner autonomy and the teaching of language (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
Focusing on the language learner: styles, strategies, and beliefs
Planning and managing self-access learning (e.g. the writing center)
Methods of self-assessment
Ways to encourage reflection and metacognitive learning
Stylistics and the learner’s literary competence
Simulation and classroom assessment
One-on-one conferences / the role of learning counselor
Creating positive environments for autonomous learning
CALL, WELL, and TELL: technology-enhanced autonomous learning
Material design for autonomous learning
Collaboration in support of autonomous learning
Feedback and assessment for autonomous learning
Cross-cultural aspects of promoting autonomy

Types of Presentation: (Chinese or English)
Paper: To enable conference participants to listen to a presentation on a theoretically sound and research-based study. The abstract should include the purpose, design, and results of the study. Duration: 30 minutes—20 minutes for the presentation, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments.
Workshop: To provide conference attendees with a hands-on opportunity to participate in a learning experience. The abstract should include the nature and purpose of the presentation and the tasks required of the participants. Duration: 45 minutes.
Symposium: To allow 3-4 speakers to give short presentations on a common topic and interact with each other and the audience. An overview of the topic and the main ideas to be covered in no more than 500 words should be submitted by November 20th, 2006. Duration: 90 minutes

Organizer: Department of English, National Chengchi University
Conference Date: May 5th & 6 th, 2007
Conference Venue: National Chengchi University

Abstract Submission:
Three copies of the abstract with a maximum of 300 words written in either Chinese or English (without name of the author(s)) along with an information sheet of the presenter (s) (affiliation, job title, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) must be submitted to the conference either by regular mail or e-mail by November 20th, 2006.
If you choose to submit the abstract by regular mail, please send a hard copy and an electronic version (on a floppy disk or CD Rom) to the following address:
The 24th ROC English Language and Literature Conference Committee
Department of English
National Chengchi University
64, Chih-nan Rd. Sec.2
Taipei, Taiwan, 106
The mailed proposal must be received by the committee by the due date, not the postmarked date.

If you choose to submit by e-mail, please send the abstract to wsconf_at_nccu.edu.tw with The 24th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China in the subject line.

Late submissions will NOT be considered.

Important Dates:
1. Abstract submission deadline: November 20th, 2006
2. Acceptance notification: January 20th, 2007
3. Full paper submission deadline: March 30th, 2007
4. Date of conference: May 5th & 6 th, 2007

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Telephone: 886-2-29393091 ext 63911
Fax: 886-2-29390510
E-mail: wsconf_at_nccu.edu.tw

Mailing address:
Department of English
National Chengchi University
64, Chih-nan Rd. Sec.2
Taipei, Taiwan, 106

Further information will be posted at:
http://www.nccu.edu.tw/server/publichtmut/html/w501/cw501.html

         ==========================================================
              From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
                        CFP_at_english.upenn.edu
                         Full Information at
                     http://cfp.english.upenn.edu
         or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
         ==========================================================
 
Received on Sun Nov 19 2006 - 17:51:32 EST

cfp categories: 
professional_topics