AMLUK Symposium on Pedagogies in Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics

Registration is now open for the AMLUK symposium on pedagogies in Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics. The symposium will take place 19 March 2021, 12.00pm – 4.30pm, and the programme and full details can be found below. Please register on the IMLR website.

Convened by AMLUK, this symposium offers the opportunity to share and jointly develop our thinking about pedagogy in our disciplines. Rather than conceiving of research and teaching as separate activities, we are aiming to devise and support integrative approaches that broaden our fields of enquiry and disciplinary understanding. 

Among the questions to be addressed are:

• How can our teaching methodologies support the decolonisation of our disciplines? 
• What pedagogical strategies can help to support interdisciplinary thinking?
• How can we put online teaching methodologies to best use in support of interdisciplinarity and internationalisation?
• How can we link research and pedagogy in Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics?
• In what ways can pedagogy be linked to public engagement in our disciplines?

Programme (all times in GMT)

12.00-13.00 Panel 1: Area Studies 
Claire Griffiths (Chester): From Interdisciplinary to Decolonial? Area Studies as a Site of Experimentation in Territorial and Disciplinary Boundary Shifting
Derek Hird (Lancaster): Critical Pedagogy in Language-Based Area Studies 
Stephen Hutchings (Manchester): tbc

Respondent: Janice Carruthers (Queens, Belfast)

13.00-14.00  lunch break

14.00-15.00 Panel 2: Linguistics 
Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin) (with Alice Corr, Anna Havinga, Jonathan Kasstan, Norma Schifano & Sascha Stollhans): A Place for Linguistics in School-based Language Learning
Clare Wright (Leeds): Using Linguistics to Help Learners Learn What Teachers Teach: Can This Work for Mandarin?
Robert Blackwood (Liverpool): Linguistic Landscapes in the City: Multilingualism, Semiotics, and Language Learning on the Streets

Respondent: Charles Forsdick (Liverpool)

15.00-15.15 short break

15.15-16.15 Panel 3:  ML / Literary and Film Studies 
Charles Burdett (IMLR): Transnational Modern Languages: Linking Research and Pedagogy 
Carmen Herrero (Manchester Metropolitan): Transmedia Language Pedagogy
Elizabeth Ward (Liverpool): Towards a Decolonising and Decentring Curriculum. Teaching Film in Modern Languages

Respondent: Tony Chafer (Portsmouth)

16.15-16.30 Concluding Discussion: Common interests for further development

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