Challenging Reading: English Language Education with Children and Teenagers
11 – 12 March 2016
University of Münster
The TEFL team (Fachdidaktik Englisch) at the University of Münster is organising an international conference on reading as a deeply mindful activity,
spanning education with the youngest EFL/ESL learners to advanced secondary students.
CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS:
Professor Victoria Murphy, University of Oxford
Professor Emeritus Junko Yokota, National Louis University, Chicago
We invite proposals for:
STRAND 1: THE CHALLENGE OF LANGUAGE PLAY AND LANGUAGE CREATIVITY
Invited for this strand is research on the usage-based approach to L2 acquisition and extensive reading, stylistics, a focus on formulaic language, linguistic creativity, storytelling and metaphorical thinking, cohesion and repetition in literary texts.
STRAND 2: THE MULTI-LITERACY CHALLENGE OF MULTIMODAL LITERATURE
Research on multiple literacies, from visual literacy to film literacy, is invited for this strand, which considers the emotional engagement, intellectual, aesthetic, and linguistic affordances of e.g. picturebooks, graphic novels and film in EFL/ESL.
STRAND 3: THE CRITICAL CHALLENGE OF AVOIDING THE SINGLE STORY
The educational merit of literature that facilitates a change of perspective from a majority to a minority point of view, education in empathy, diversity and intercultural competence in English language education, is the focus of this strand.
STRAND 4: THE COGNITIVE CHALLENGE OF EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE WORLDS
The focus is on the educational dimension of speculative fiction, cognitive criticism and the epistemic value of narrative, the exemplification of alternative pasts and possible futures as developing dynamic learning and deep reading in L1 and L2.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please send your proposal (max 300 words) together with name, title, affiliation and biodata (max 100 words) in doc format to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE
Contact: Dr Janice Bland, University of Münster, Johannisstraße 12-20, 48143 Münster, Germany