CLLC

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

The School of Education at Virginia International University
invites your proposals for the 2016 Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture
Reimagining International Education:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language, Learning, and Culture
to be held March 25-26, 2016 on VIU’s campus in Fairfax, VA
Theme

As emerging technologies and globalization conspire to make education more international, the theme of this year’s CLLC, Reimagining International Education, seeks to explore how we, as internationally minded educators, might be able to shape the development of international education in productive and exciting ways.

CLLC 2016 will encourage conference participants to ask, among many other questions, how we can encourage multilingualism and multiliteracies (including digital literacy); improve pedagogical practices to enhance the learning of language, culture, and 21st-century career readiness; demonstrate the value of inquiry-based learning across a variety of contexts worldwide; promote global citizenship and international development; foster inclusivity and cultural responsiveness; increase the vitality of international student and educator networks; ensure fair and valid uses of gatekeeping exams that have implications for global student mobility; support the development of teachers’ professional identities and feelings of empowerment; and bridge gaps between classrooms and communities worldwide.

Through the sharing of best practices and emerging trends, our goal is to facilitate a thought-provoking, perspective-widening, solutions-oriented dialogue on the future of international education that acknowledges and embraces the interactions between language, learning, and culture.

Call for Proposals

Proposals for paper and poster presentations, practice-oriented sessions and workshops, colloquia, and panel discussions are invited in the following areas, as well as others related to the overall conference theme:

Reimagining educational access and communities

  • Campus internationalization, global student and scholar mobility
  • Virtual classrooms, MOOCs, and online communities of inquiry
  • Telecollaboration, teletandem language learning
  • Education for international development
  • Underrepresented students in advanced academics, gifted programs, higher education, and study abroad
  • International students’ cultural adaptation, third-culture kids and cross-cultural kids
  • International peer mentoring
  • Diversity, inclusivity, and cultural responsiveness in the classroom
  • Bridging gaps between classrooms and communities

Reimagining curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment

  • Multilingualism, multiliteracies, and international mindedness
  • World languages, lingua francas, English as an international language
  • Digital literacy, integration of mobile technologies into teaching and learning
  • Transnational curricula
  • Integration of civic and global engagement into curricula
  • Experiential and inquiry-based learning
  • College pathways and career readiness
  • Multimodal and multilingual assessment
  • Consequences of tests worldwide

Reimagining teacher education

  • Collaborations among stakeholders in teacher education
  • Internationalizing teacher training
  • Establishment and promotion of educator networks and teacher exchange programs
  • Teacher induction programs, team teaching, and peer observation
  • Development of professional identities and agency
  • Empowerment of ‘non-native’ speaking teachers (NNSTs) as experts and professionals
  • Action research as professional development and service
*Submissions received via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.
Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be anonymous, written in English, and identified as falling primarily within one of the conference strands outlined above.

In addition to the usual components of an abstract (e.g., review of previous research, goals, rationale, participants, methods, results, conclusions, implications), each proposal should indicate the relevance of the presentation to the conference theme and explicitly outline 3-5 intended outcomes for the audience. What will attendees understand and/or be able to do by the completion of the session?

For workshops, posters, and paper presentations, abstracts should be no more than 400 words in length. For a colloquium or panel discussion, the organizer should submit a single abstract on behalf of the group, devoting 300 words to the overall theme and intended outcomes and 200 words to each paper or panelist included.

All submissions should include a 50-word summary of each presentation for inclusion in the conference program. Titles of presentations should be no more than 15 words.

Each presenter should be listed as the first author on no more than one presentation. Student presentations are especially encouraged.



PAPER PRESENTATION

  • Report of empirical research
  • Suitable for completed studies whose results have been fully analyzed
  • 20-minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Opportunity to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings

POSTER PRESENTATION

  • Report of empirical research
  • Suitable for studies that are in progress or smaller in scale (e.g., pilot studies), or for in-depth descriptions of data (more detailed than might be possible in 20 minutes)
  • 1-hour block, with presenters standing by their posters
  • Landscape or portrait orientation, with a recommended size of 4x4 or 3x5 feet (120x120cm or 90x150cm)
  • Opportunity to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings

COLLOQUIUM

  • A set of presentations on related topics, with an organizer and a discussant to frame the research and draw larger conclusions, respectively
  • Can be held in a 1-hour, 1.5-hour, or 2-hour block (As part of the submission, please specify which is intended and how much time will be devoted to audience Q&A.)
  • The organizer should introduce the topic and schedule, then mediate a Q&A at the end.
  • A discussant should synthesize and interpret the presentations prior to the Q&A.
  • The colloquium organizer should submit one combined proposal for the entire session.

PANEL DISCUSSION

  • A panel of academics and/or professionals laying out their positions on a topic and responding to one another's positions
  • 45 minutes for the panel discussion, 15 minutes for audience Q&A
  • The organizer should introduce the topic and procedures and mediate a Q&A at the end.
  • The panel organizer should submit one combined proposal for the entire session.

PRACTICE-ORIENTED SESSION

  • Demonstration of teaching techniques, pedagogical activities, computer software, etc.
  • 45 minutes for workshop activities, 15 minutes for follow-up Q&A
  • The facilitator should lead a carefully structured, hands-on, practice-oriented professional development session, guiding participants in problem solving and reflections on teaching practice.

WORKSHOP

  • Demonstration of teaching techniques, pedagogical activities, computer software, etc.
  • 2 hours: 100 minutes for the workshop activities, 20 minutes for follow-up Q&A
  • The facilitator should lead a carefully structured, hands-on, practice-oriented workshop, guiding participants in problem solving and reflections on teaching practice.
Important Dates
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 25, 2016
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: February 8, 2016
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 22, 2016
REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 20, 2016
LATE REGISTRATION: March 21-26, 2016
Conference Proceedings

CLLC presenters are invited to submit an expanded version of their presentation for inclusion in the conference proceedings. For presenters who wish to have their manuscript submitted for publication in the conference proceedings, please refer to the submission guidelines below. Click here for more details.

Organizers

CLLC is organized by Virginia International University’s School of Education. For further information on the conference, please contact Kevin Martin at kevin@viu.edu. To volunteer, please contact Rebecca Sachs at rsachs@viu.edu.

Sponsors

Mango Languages