Criticality in (Foreign Language) Education
Time: 3:00:00 PM - 5:01:00 PM
You are cordially invited to the presentation “Criticality in (Foreign Language) Education” by Michael Byram on Wednesday, February 4 from 3 to 5 pm at the University of Connecticut in the Gentry building in room 144.
What: Presentation: Criticality in (Foreign Language) Education
Who: Professor Michael Byram
Where: University of Connecticut, Gentry Building, Room 144
When: Wednesday, February 4 2015, 3 to 5 pm
Refreshments will be served
In this presentation – which I hope will develop into a discussion – I shall focus on different notions of ‘critical cultural awareness’ and ‘criticality’ and their place in foreign language education. I will do so with an eye to the chronological evolution of the ideas involved, providing a sketch rather than a full chronicle of events. I shall also relate the notions to education theory beyond foreign language education, including education for citizenship, and the current research at the Council of Europe on Competences for Democratic Culture and Intercultural Dialogue. The most recent developments in language teaching and intercultural citizenship will be illustrated with an example of work from an international network of researchers and curriculum developers, including colleagues at UCONN, with the hope that this too will stimulate discussion of the relationship of this work with theory of education for ‘social justice’.
Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at Durham University since October 2008.
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