Conferences & Events

1. JALT 2011 at Konan University in Nishinomiya.
2. Other events and calls for papers

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GILE PRESENTATIONS AT JALT 2011

When: November 18 - 21, 2011
Where: National Olympic Center, Tokyo
Theme: Teaching – Learning - Growing
Website: http://jalt.org/conference
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GILE SESSIONS FOR JALT 2011
Our GILE presence at JALT 2011 comprises the following 5 components:

(1) GILE SIG Forum (Naoko Harada)
(2) GILE SIG Business Meeting
(3) GILE SIG Display Table
(4) GILE Colloquium (Kip Cates)
(5) JALT Featured Speaker: Kip Cates (sponsored by Cengage Publishing)

(1) GILE SIG Forum
* scheduled for Sunday (Nov. 20) from 3:45 - 5:15 in Room 415.
* Naoko Harada and Greg Goodmacher have worked hard to put this together.
* Panelists include: Hitomi Sakamoto, Jane Nakagawa, Jennie Roloff-Rothman, John Spiri, Mark Shrosbree, Yuko Sugiyama
* Contact Naoko for updates on preparations for this

(2) GILE SIG Business Meeting
* this is scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 19) from 6:45 - 7:45 in Room 300.
* One key agenda item will be passing our revised bilingual SIG Constitution.

(3) GILE SIG Display Table
* this is a key component of our SIG presence.
* Please plan to spend some time helping us staff this!

(4) GILE Colloquium: “Teaching in Disaster Situations: Tohoku and Beyond”
* this is scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 19) from 11:00 - 12:30 in Room 102.
* The theme is very topical and I’ve managed to put together a good panel:
* Marc Helgesen, Hitomi Sakamoto, Phil McCasland, Rohini Deblaise, David White
* Try to attend if you’re free. The summary runs as follows:

This GILE colloquium will feature reports on how schools, teachers and learners were affected by the Tohoku earthquake, how the language teaching profession responded, and how students and teachers in Japan and overseas contributed to help. Panelists will explain how we can teach about this tragedy and discuss how language educators coped in similar disasters in Kobe, New Zealand, Haiti and New Orleans. All interested teachers are welcome to come share their thoughts and experiences.

(5) JALT Featured Speaker: Kip Cates
* Cengage Publishers will sponsor me for two sessions:

(1) Title: Education for World Citizenship: Topics and Tasks
* Saturday, November 19 from 12:40 am to 14:10 in Room 106

(2) Title: Developing Critical Thinking Through Global Themes
* Sunday, November 20 from 11:30 am to 12:30 in Room 411

 

 

PGL Conference 2011

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PGL 2011 REPORT (Peace as a Global Language)

Dates: October 22 – 23, 2011
Place: Konan CUBE ( Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Kansai)
Theme: Peace Without Boundaries
Website: www.pgljapan.org
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A Successful Conference
<> PGL 2011 was hosted by Konan University this fall in Nishinomiya (near Kobe)
<> Our GILE SIG co-sponsored this event and provided financial assistance
<> The event was well attended and featured a variety of stimulating sessions.
<> Check their website to see the program, abstracts and speakers.

Next Year’s PGL Conference
<> The PGL 2011 committee is now exploring options for when and where to hold PGL 2011
<> One possibility being discussed is Hokkaido.
<> For more information, contact:
* Our GILE liaison for PGL: Albie Sharpe <duckpond@gol.com>
* PGL 2011 Organizer: "Roger Palmer" <roger88@mac.com> (Kyoto Sangyo University)
* PGL 2011 SIG Liaison: "Richard Silver"<richinwit@hotmail.com> (Ritsumeikan University)


 

 

 

Upcoming Conferences/Calls for Papers

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LANGUAGE EDUCATION CONFERENCES
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JACET Tomorrow’s Learners & Teachers
September 7 - 9, 2010 Miyagi (Japan)
Website: www.jacet.org

IGALA International Gender & Language
Sept. 18 - 20, 2010 Tsuda College (Tokyo)
Website: http://orc.tsuda.ac.jp/IGALA/

JACES The Media and English Education
Oct. 2 - 3, 2010 Tokai University (Tokyo)
Web: www.soc.nii.ac.jp/jaces2/fr_taikai.html

TELLSI CALL for Change in ELT
Oct. 13 - 15, 2010 Tehran (Iran)
Website: http://tellsi8.alzahra.ac.ir/

KoTESOL (PAC) ELT in the Global Context
Oct. 16 - 17, 2010 Seoul (South Korea)
Website: www.kotesol.org

UNESCO Language Ed and Development
Nov. 9 - 11, 2010 Bangkok (Thailand)
Website: www.seameo.org/LanguageMDGConference2010/

More language education events listed at:

* www.conferencealerts.com/language.htm
* www.jalt-publications.org/tlt/confcal/
* www.eltcalendar.com/events/

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GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCES
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ACR: Association for Conflict Resolution
Sept. 1 - 4, 2010 Chicago, Illinois (USA)
National conference
Website: www.acrnet.org

NAAEE Environmental Education Conference
September 29 – October 2, 2010 Buffalo (US)
Website: www.naaee.org

Intercultural Learning for a Global World
Japan Intercultural Institute (JII)
Oct. 17, 2010 (Shirayuri College, Tokyo)
Website: www.japanintercultural.org/conference2008.aspx

National Forum on Character Education
October 28-30, 2010 (San Francisco, USA)
Website: www.character.org

International Human Rights Education
November 4 - 6, 2010 Sydney (Australia)
www.humanrightseducationconference2010.com.au/

Uniting Cultures through Education
Dec. 1 - 3, 2010 (Rome)
Website: http://theworldwideforum.org

Internationalization or Globalization?
Asian Conference on Education 2010
Dec. 2 - 5, 2010 Osaka (Japan)
Website: http://ace.iafor.org/

Leadership for a Sustainable World
January 27, 2011 Berlin (Germany)
Website: www.learningteacher.eu

Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching and Learning in a Global Age
April 16 - 17, 2011 Nanjing (China)
Proposal deadline: August 31, 2010
Website: http://crossingborders2011conference.weebly.com

More global education events listed at:

* www.conferencealerts.com/global.htm
* www.conferencealerts.com/peace.htm
* www.conferencealerts.com/humanrights.htm

 


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