Multilingual Britain: Successes, challenges and future directions
Our 28th Annual Conference
Saturday November 21st 2020, 9am-5pm
Online Conference (via Zoom)
NALDIC’s 28th annual conference focuses on multilingual Britain and will look at the successes, challenges faced and future directions.
What are the formats for our new online conference?
Papers: These presentations are designed to provide time and space to report on classroom practice/ research findings related to the conference theme. Like a face-to-face conference, these sessions will be delivered ‘live’ (30 minutes including Q&A).
Posters: These are designed to provide opportunities to present a brief overview of classroom practice/ research. Like a face-to-face conference, the online posters will be available to view throughout the day.
Tickets are now available for our national conference taking place online in November.
Call for proposals
We are inviting proposals for papers and poster presentations which are about furthering our professional thinking and disseminating relevant knowledge and skills.
Deadline: Friday 18th September 2020
Notification of acceptance: Friday 9th October 2020
Submissions via: https://bit.ly/NALDIC28proposals
Kate Clanchy (FRSL MBE)
University of Reading
Kate Clanchy teaches all kinds of writing at graduate and undergraduate level with interests in education, creative multilingualism, refugee narratives, radio, short fiction, the essay, and poetry.
Kate Clanchy’s most recent books are the Orwell Prize winning Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, (Picador) and England, Poems from a School, a much acclaimed anthology of poems by young migrants all of whom had English as an additional language.
Dr Vicky Macleroy
Goldsmiths, University of London
Vicky Macleroy is a Reader in Education and Head of the Research Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London and co-ordinates the MA Children’s Literature: Creative Writing Pathway programme. Vicky’s research focuses on language development; creative writing practices; poetry; multiliteracies; and transformative pedagogy. Vicky has led research projects in the field of multilingualism and literacy. Vicky was principal investigator with Jim Anderson of a global literacy project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, ‘Critical Connections Multilingual Digital Storytelling’ (2012-2017), that uses digital storytelling to support engagement with language learning and digital literacy. Vicky continues to lead multilingual digital storytelling projects funded by the Language Acts and Worldmaking AHRC project and a public engagement grant from Goldsmiths (2018-2021).
Dr. Bonny Norton (FRSC)
University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Bonny Norton (FRSC) is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Canada. Her primary research interests are identity and language learning, digital storytelling, and open technology. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Educational Research Association, she was awarded BC CUFA 2020 Academic of the Year for her leadership of the Global Storybooks project (https://globalstorybooks.net/).
BECOME A SPONSOR!
As in previous years, we are delighted to work with companies and organisations whose values align with NALDIC, to deliver an exciting professional development and networking event that supports EAL practitioners, researchers and policy makers – ultimately leading to improved educational outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children in our schools.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors we are able to make the conference accessible to many more teachers.
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