AEPL Summer Conference: Perspectives, June 23-26 2011

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Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL)
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For over ten years, the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning has held annual conferences in a beautiful mountain setting for educators to immerse themselves in a dialogue about what gives their practice vitality and purpose. This year we have given the conference a name which conveys listening and seeing further than before: Perspectives.

We invite proposals for interactive workshops (and playshops) inspired by an aspect of the conference theme: love, wisdom, being the book, or being the change. Versions of these sessions will serve as material for future publications intended to influence teaching at all levels.

Perspectives welcomes proposals that tie the theme of the conference to our ongoing strands:

(1) Interdisciplinary and Multimodal Learning
(2) Social and Cultural Contexts
(3) Personal Reflection and Wisdom

Send a 50-word description for the printed program and a 1-page description of what you plan to do in the session, including interactive experiences (which are highly desirable) to The program committee aims to respond to proposals within two weeks; earlier submissions will have a better chance of acceptance. See for updated information about approved concurrent sessions.

The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL), an official assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, is open to all those interested in exploring the boundaries of teaching and learning beyond traditional disciplines and methodologies. Areas of interest include, but are by no means limited to: aesthetic, emotional, and moral intelligence; archetypes; body wisdom; care in education; creativity; felt sense theory; healing; holistic learning; humanistic and transpersonal psychology; imaging; intuition; kinesthetic knowledge; meditation; narration as knowledge; reflective teaching; silence; spirituality; and visualization.

For more information about AEPL and Perspectives see Please address any questions to Bruce Novak, conference organizer, at