Supporting teacher and learner agency
December 12, 2020 / 9-12 UK time
LASIG’s 2020 online symposium seeks to highlight autonomy-related projects from around the world. With a special focus on supporting agency of both teachers and learners, the symposium will explore the roles in the classroom and how agency is developed. Come along and join us to learn more about research and practice in the field of learner autonomy, and to get some hands-on ideas you can implement in your context. We look forward to seeing you on December 12!
We are pleased to announce that Phil Benson will be our plenary speaker for the event:
Language learning and space: Agency and the mapping out of learning environments
We are increasingly thinking of language learning in a global context as a matter of multiple diversities: diversities of learner biography, background and target languages, purposes, and settings for learning in and out of the classroom. This presentation suggests that the common thread within these multiple diversities is that of agentive learners mapping out individual language learning environments within the spaces in which they live, work, study and play. The question raised by this view is whether we should begin to think of agency more in terms of learners uses of space.