“LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP” CONFERENCE
April 22-23, 2016
Sebastien Dubreil (University of Tenessee), Jennifer Leeman (George Mason University), Richard Kern (University of California, Berkeley), Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia), Mills Nicole (Harvard University), and Mastin Prinsloo (University of Cape Town)
Alberto Bruzos (Spanish and Portuguese), Christine Sagnier (French and Italian), and Shinji Sato (East Asian Studies)
Internationalization has become a priority for higher education institutions. There is a general recognition that higher education should aim at developing the skills and understanding necessary to succeed in the globalized world of the 21st century, characterized by increased mobility, interconnection, diversity, multilingualism and multiculturalism. In the United States, Europe, and Japan, language education is called upon to play an important role in the development of competencies for global citizenship.
This conference will provide a platform for scholars and educators to discuss the challenges posed to foreign languages education in a time of global information technologies, migrations and markets. The conference will seek to highlight the importance of research and innovative thinking in a field in constant dialogue with many disciplines analyzing social, cultural and linguistic practices. By transcending academic boundaries and connecting scholars around the theme of language education, we hope to outline the importance of departing from the traditional view of language acquisition as instrumental knowledge and provide ideas and roadmaps for enriched curricula fostering critical awareness, intellectual inquiry and translingual and transcultural competence.
Friday, April 22nd , 2016
2:45 Opening Remarks
3:00-4:15 Keynote Speech
4:15-4:45 Coffee break
4:45-6:15 Round Table
Saturday, April 23rd , 2016
10:00-10:30: Keynote Speech
10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
10:45-12:00: Keynote Speech
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:00: Poster session (Princeton graduate students and Language Lecturers present their work)
5:00-6:00: Round table
6:00: Closing Remarks
Instead of the regular Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum in May, The Japanese Language Program in cooperation with French and Spanish Programs will have a special themed conference in April 2016. I hope to see many of you there!