APPROACHES TO TEACHING LITERATURE AND ENGLISH IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY, 30 April 2014
J. Hillis Miller has observed that "New digital devices- computers, iPhones, iPads, Facebook Twitter, Video games are rapidly diminishing the role literature plays in peoples' lives" and the need to study English for academic purposes. Consequently, the teaching of language and literature, it would be no exaggeration to say has changed beyond all recognition. This notwithstanding, multitude of teachers and students continue to study literary texts and the English language. Even when the important degree of literature readership diminishes as a tool for leisure and the mastery of the semantics, phonological and morphological aspects of a language as compelling, the learning and teaching of literature and English as tools for professional and human development remain a global concern.
Globalisation in terms of our world becoming a competitive and much smaller place has understandably brought great challenges for educationalists; these challenges must be seen in a positive light. The professionalization of education has caused many countries to review educational policies and goals, and educational institutions and pedagogues to re-examine methods and approaches of teaching. Teachers, Researchers and Pedagogues are therefore preoccupied with the procedures, approaches and techniques appropriate for the teaching of Language and Literature in the 21st century.
The Department of English and Literatures of English Expression of E.N.S Maroua, is hosting a collection of essays titled Approaches to Teaching Literature and English in the 21st Century. While we welcome submissions from across the various pedagogical and intellectual fields, we particularly encourage papers that examine approaches and techniques to the professionalization and development of human resources and society through the teaching of English Language and Literature. Submissions may include case studies, critical reviews, surveys, applied or basic research, opinions and commentaries in language and literature pedagogy. Topics may include but not limited to:
1 Multidisciplinarity in language and literature teaching
2 Content, Task, Problem based and co-operative language/literature teaching
3 Curriculum designing, development and evaluation in language /literature teaching (goal oriented)
4 Professional development in language/literature education
5 (Integrated) assessment and evaluation by objective
6 Developing language/literature learning autonomy and defining lifelong learning outcomes
7 Macro and micro strategies and methods for Language/Literature
8 Theoretical and practical issues in language education (bridging the gaps);
9 Language/Literature teaching and global concerns (peace, environment, gender, governance);
10 Language/Literature classroom interaction patterns and development of skills;
11 Language/literature teaching and globalisation.
Papers should be innovative, original and unpublished. The collection does not accept simultaneous submissions.
Please direct all inquires to the Editors: Prof Agustin Simo Bobda and Prof. Athanasius Ayuk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your papers as a manuscript word document. Only Electronic submissions are accepted. For references, use the APA style sheet. Final bibliography should only include works cited.
Interested contributors should send an abstract of not more than 350 words
April 30th 2014, deadline for submission of abstracts;
May 15th, notification of acceptance of abstract;
August 31st 2014, deadline for acceptance of final paper;
October 2014, Publication of collection.
All Submissions, should be forwarded as a Word document to email@example.com
Important information: The collection is under contract for publication with Dignity Publishing in the UK (firstname.lastname@example.org)