Conference in March 2019: Educating the Global Citizen - International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age
Call for Papers
The conference Educating the Global Citizen – International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in
the Digital Age takes place on 25th – 28th March 2019 and is inviting paper submissions.
In times of rapid and unprecedented global sociocultural change, urgent calls are being made for salient
educational responses to current global and digital challenges. Such calls are being met in (re)formulations of
global (citizenship) education, sustainability education, and service learning, which endeavor to promote a
democratic and human rights culture in schools and the larger community.
Foreign language education is increasingly responding to these developments by updating and transforming
FL pedagogies. In support of this nascent trajectory, this conference will engage with the epistemological
and critical foundations of educating future global citizens across varied contexts. Accordingly, our aim is to
explore citizenship and sustainability education from a wide range of perspectives, also interdisciplinary in
scope, as regards developing theories, research and practice in FL education. We are additionally interested
in how global education performs on a local level as well as in increasingly interconnected environments,
and how digital settings, practices and methodologies are consequently implicated.
In light of these trajectories, we welcome contributions that discuss, (re)negotiate and reflect on global
(citizenship) education in theory and practice from an international perspective.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Michael Byram, Durham University, UK, and Université de Luxembourg, Luxemburg
William Gaudelli, Columbia University, USA
Glynda Hull, University of Berkeley, USA
Liz Jackson, University of Hong Kong, China
Claire Kramsch, University of Berkeley, USA
Greg Misiaszek, Beijing Normal University, China
Hugh Starkey, University College London, England
- Venue: University of Munich (LMU) in Munich, Germany
- Participation Fees: Free of charge (with optional costs for conference warming and dinner)
- Conference Dates: 25th-28th March 2019
- Conference Website: https://www.tefl.anglistik.uni-muenchen.de/conference-global-education/index.html