Daily Archives: 17/09/2014

Upcoming conferences

Here are some of the conferences on education to be held in 2015. I will extend the list as new conferences are announced.

ICELLL: International Congress on English Language, Literature and Linguistics

21-22 October, 2014, Isparta/Turkey

IDEC: International Distance Education Conference

18-20 December, 2014, Doha/Qatar

GlobELT 2015 Conference: An International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language

16-19 April, 2015, Antalya/Turkey

Iconte: 6th International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications

24-26 April, 2015, Antalya/Turkey

Atiner:  17th Annual Conference on Education

18-21 May, 2015, Athens/Greece

END: International Conference on Education and New Developments

27-29 June, 2015, Porto/Portugal

ECE2015: The European Conference on Education

1-5 JUly, 2015, Brighton/UK

ICEPS2015: 2nd International Conference on Education and Psychological Sciences

12-13 February, 2015, Amsterdam/Netherlands

INTED: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference

2-4 March, 2015, Madrid/Spain

IDEA: 9th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

15-17 April, 2015, Malatya, Turkey

 INTCESS: 2nd International Conference On Education And Social Sciences

2-4 February, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

WCES: 7th World Conference on Educational Sciences

5-7 February, 2015, Athens, Greece

ICEIT: 4th International Conference on Educational and Information Technology

19-20 March, 2015, Florence, Italy

ICLT: International Conference on Learning and Teaching

25-26 March, 2015, Singapore

FLTAL: 5th International Conference on Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics

7-10 May, 2015, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

International Education Conference

7-11 June, 2015, London, UK

RELC: 50th RELC International Conference

16-18 March, 2015, Singapore

ICCIE 2015 – The International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Education

17-19 May, 2015, Dubai

AACE: Gobal Conference on Learning and Technology

16-17 April, 2015, Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st Century Learning

In my methodology courses I always mention 21st century learning and emphasise the need to change the way we teach. Here are some sources explaining what is 21st century learning and discussing how actually classrooms should look like today.

On the website called Partnership for 21st Century Skills,  you can find plenty of sources explaining 21st century learning. The following graph illustrates the Framework for 21st century Learning, as explained on the website.

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You can also find pdf documents on various aspects of 21st century learning. This document is specifically about 21st century learning in relation to foreign language teaching.

This blog post tells about 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools.

Here you can find a document listing 10 ideas for 21st century education.

This article writes about how 21st century classrooms should look like.

IATED

IATED stands for International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, an organism organising different international events to improve education in the field of Technology and Science. I have got two publications from the conferences they organised: One on the self-efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers in relation to technology integration and one on the effects of  technology training on the attitudes of Turkish EFL teachers

On their website, there is a section called IATED Talks. You can watch some of the plenary sessions from different conferences for free.

 

TED Talks

As teachers, we need to be inspired so that we can actually inspire our students. TED Talks aim to “spark creativity” in teachers and challenge them to think differently. Here are some talks that might be inspiring for teachers. Please feel free to add other inspirational talks as a comment. Thank you.

Bill Gates- Teachers need real feedback

Bill Gates discusses that the feedback teachers receive do not go beyond the comment “satisfactory” and introduces the project called “Measures of Effective teaching” which is based on video recording the classrooms and reflection.

Rita Pierson- Every kid needs a champion

Pierson emphasises the importance of connecting with students and believing in them.

Amy Cuddy- Your body language shapes who you are

Considering the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in the classroom, this inspiring talk tells us how our body language shapes who we are.