Subject: CALL - Methodologies and Practices for Approaching Learning as a Social Phenomenon
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Find out more about the Master - Learning & Development in
Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts (MA multi-LEARN):
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Zarate, G.; Lévy, D.; Kramsch, C. (eds.): Précis du plurilinguisme et
du pluriculturalisme. Paris, EAC 2008.
> Call for papers
> DICA-lab within the Unit for Socio-Cultural Research on Learning and
> Development, University of Luxembourg invites researchers and
> practitioners, who focus on learning and development from social and
> activity-driven perspectives, to submit abstracts to the
> international conference
> "Methodologies and Practices for Approaching Learning as a Social
> Phenomenon Inside and Outside of School".
> The international conference, which is kindly sponsored by Fonds
> National de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR), takes place at the
> University of Luxembourg, campus Walferdange December 10th -12th 2008.
> Since the 1990s, a growing amount of research has adopted socio-
> cultural and/or interactional approaches to describe and analyze
> learning and development. These approaches contrast previous
> research, which has been primarily (i) conducted from a
> psychological/psycholinguistic approach, and (ii) focused on
> learning and development as exclusively a matter for the
> individual('s mind). As opposed to this view, more socially based
> studies argue that learning is intrinsically (i) social in nature,
> (ii) situated in a particular local context, and (iii) does not only
> occur in formal settings.
> The conference focuses on formal as well as informal learning. Of
> particular relevance is the inclusion of visual, or "multimodal",
> aspects of language, and as such the conference will discuss
> benefits and challenges of including multimodal and activity-bound
> aspects for the analysis of learning and development.
> The following scholars will present keynote lectures:
> · Gabriele Pallotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
> · Donald Carroll, Shikoku Gakuin University
> · Pilar Lacasa, University of Alcalá
> · Catherine E. Brouwer, University of Southern Denmark
> Thematically, papers and presentations should address one or more of
> the following domains
> · Plurilingual learning in and through interaction
> · Multimodal interaction as analytic tool for learning or
> multimodal learning?
> · Education in plurilingual societies - social perspectives of
> · Classroom interaction - social interaction and multimodality
> Theoretically and methodologically, the conference invites
> researchers from a broader range of fields to participate. These are
> sociocultural research, activity theory and an array of
> interactional approaches.
> Two presentation/submission formats have been designed for allowing
> exchanges and the discussion across frameworks: Paper sessions and
> round poster sessions, bringing together genuine work from both
> theoretical and applied research perspectives.
> Abstracts for presentations (in English) will undergo a blind double
> peer-review and should be sent to [log in to unmask] by
> October 1st. Pre-submission, consisting of name, affiliation and
> title of paper proposal, should be sent by September 15th.
> Notification of accepted abstracts will be sent out shortly after
> the submission deadline. Bilingual (including English as one
> presentational mode) presentations are encouraged.
> Scientific committee
> · Charles Max, University of Luxembourg
> · Gudrun Ziegler, University of Luxembourg
> · Johannes Wagner, University of Southern Denmark
> · John Hellermann, University of Portland
> · Kristian Mortensen, University of Luxembourg
> Local organizing committee - DICA-lab (UL)
> · Kristian Mortensen (main responsible organizer)
> · Anne Meyer
> · Gudrun Ziegler
> Please direct questions to [log in to unmask]
> Looking forward to seeing you in Luxembourg!
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