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Title : Language teacher agency in CALL: Local practices, virtual spaces and global forces
Type : Keynote (50 minutes)
Category : Keynote speech
Abstract : Technology and globalization have transformed how we communicate and how we use language in professional, personal, educational and public domains. For language teachers these ongoing changes raise questions about what they do in their classrooms and how they respond to policy and curricular initiatives in terms of CALL. These changes also raise fundamental questions for our understanding of language learning and teaching in the digital age: how do teachers choose to act in using technology? how have new tools transformed their practices? how do they interpret and use the CALL experiences they encounter? In this talk using a wide range of recent examples I will show how the concept of agency allows us to gain insight into not only the realities of CALL practice but also the ways in which teachers seek to bring together local practices, virtual spaces and global forces within their CALL classrooms.
Keywords : Teacher agancy
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Dr. Cynthia White
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Affiliation : Massey University (Wellington, NEW ZEALAND)
Email address : c.j.white@massey.ac.nz
Biography : Cynthia White is Professor of Applied Linguistics, Massey University, New Zealand. She has published widely on distance and online learning, emotion in language learning, learner autonomy, and teacher identity and agency. She is a member of Editorial Boards of seven international journals, and is Associate Editor for the journal Language Learning & Technology and for the journal Linguistics and Education.
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Date added : Saturday, 13 July 2019, 5:36 PM
Date modified : Saturday, 13 July 2019, 5:47 PM
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 248-K
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 15: 00 - 15: 50
Schedule duration : 50 mins
Schedule room name : Hall A
Schedule room seats : 300 seats
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