INVITATION TO THE CONGRESS!
We have great pleasure in inviting you to the 7th EDiLiC Congress which will be held on 5-7 July 2017 at the Warsaw University Centre for Foreign Language Teacher Training and European Education. The main theme of the Congress is Openness towards Languages and Pluralistic Approaches in the Context of Developing Learners’ Competences. During the Congress, we would like to reflect upon the role of pluralistic approaches in developing learners’ multilingual and multicultural competences in terms of their impact on efficient communication in the changing reality.
The organizers of the Congress start with an assumption that authentic participation in any dialogue depends primarily on one’s openness towards the other participant and they wish to emphasize the importance of shaping various competences in the learner, including interpersonal competences, which enable multilingual and multicultural dialogue in which the learner becomes a mediator of their language and culture.
We would like to invite you to reflect upon the special role of a language classroom as an authentic social environment in which learners acquire social skills by practising principles that serve to build relations based on mutual respect, in the spirit of responsibility for oneself and others.
We also want to focus on the teacher as a mediator, who has an important role in building an atmosphere of dialogue, in which every learner is supported in their individual development and openness to others.
The Congress will be an opportunity to present recent research on the influence of pluralistic approaches on shaping vital competences, both of the learner and the teacher. We also invite you to share your experience in terms of practical mediatory solutions in teaching languages and cultures, as well as in education in general.
Another area of interest includes educational policy with regard to such crucial issues as pre-service and in-service teacher training and creating curricula, as well as undertaking efforts to make school a place that is conducive to the learner’s development and which responds to the real needs of local communities.
We warmly invite you to participate!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Marlena Deckert, PhD
Małgorzata Piotrowska-Skrzypek, PhD
the Congress website: http://edilic2017warszawa.uw.edu.pl