LOCAL EVENT 2017 Learner Autonomy: Current Practice and Future Developments University of Graz, Austria June 2nd and 3rd
A two-day event arranged in cooperation between treffpunkt sprachen — Centre for language, plurilingualism and didactics and the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) of IATEFL.
“It is important to begin by insisting that language learner autonomy […] is real. It is not a distant goal that shimmers beguilingly like a mirage in the desert but a pedagogical achievement […]". […]”. –David Little, Trinity College Dublin
The conference will be devoted to taking stock of what has been achieved so far in the field of language learner autonomy: • What aspects of the concept have been implemented in various educational sectors? • To what extent has language learner autonomy become part of mainstream classroom practice? • In which areas do teachers need support in assisting their learners to become more autonomous?
Four internationally acclaimed researchers and practitioners will address these questions: • David Little (Trinity College, Dublin) • Leni Dam (formerly University College of Copenhagen, former Coordinator of LASIG, Denmark) • Sarah Mercer (University of Graz, Austria) • Annamaria Pinter (University of Warwick, UK)
The programme combines various (interactive) formats: plenary talks, focus workshops on selected areas of language learner autonomy, and group discussions according to different educational contexts.
Further information can be found on the conference website. To register for this event, please go to the main IATEFL website. For any questions contact Anja Burkert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anja Burkert, LASIG Day Organiser & Membership Officer Leni Dam, Treasurer and PCE Organiser Christian Ludwig, LASIG Coordinator