Saturday, March 1, 2014

Meet our Plenary Speakers

Dr Terry Lamb

Terry is Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of EducationUniversity of SheffieldEngland. He has authored and edited numerous publications in the areas of learner autonomy, multilingualism and teacher development, is founder editor of the International Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, and a member of many other editorial boards of academic journals and book series. He has carried out consultancies and presented keynote papers in many countries around the world, and has been involved in numerous national and international research projects, including several through his close relationships with the European Centre for Modern Languages in GrazAustria.
Terry plays a major role in the development of language policy nationally and internationally. He is former President of the UK Association for Language Learning and current President of FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes), the world federation of language teacher associations. He has worked closely with the UK and other Governments. In 2010 he became a Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, an honour awarded by the French Government. Most recently he has also been awarded the prestigious Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching by the University of Sheffield.

Plenary Presentation
Perspectives on 21st Century Language Learners
This talk will explore ideas from research and practice in different sectors of education. It will touch on concepts such as learner autonomy, assessment for learning, metacognitive knowledge, motivation, and lifelong learning, all within the field of language learning. It will also argue that policy and practice need to consider such issues whilst learners are at a young age, if they are to make the most of the chances available to them throughout their lives.

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