AMLUK Symposium on Pedagogies in Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics

  • 20 Jan 2021 18:30
    Message # 9885016
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All members of LAGB are warmly invited to attend this symposium on pedagogy in Modern Languages, Area Studies, and Linguistics on March 19th You may be particularly interested in the Linguistics panel which runs from 2pm–3pm.

    AMLUK Symposium on Pedagogies in Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics

    19 March 2021

    12:00-16:30 GMT

    Convened by AMLUK, this symposium offers the opportunity to share and jointly develop our thinking about pedagogy in our disciplines. Rather than conceiving of research and teaching as separate activities, we are aiming to devise and support integrative approaches that broaden our fields of enquiry and disciplinary understanding.  

    Among the questions to be addressed are:

    • How can our teaching methodologies support the decolonisation of our disciplines? 
    • What pedagogical strategies can help to support interdisciplinary thinking?
    • How can we put online teaching methodologies to best use in support of interdisciplinarity and internationalisation?
    • How can we link research and pedagogy in Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics?
    • In what ways can pedagogy be linked to public engagement in our disciplines?

    Programme (all times in GMT)

    12.00-13.00         Panel 1: Area Studies 
    Claire Griffiths (Chester): From Interdisciplinary to Decolonial? Area Studies as a Site of Experimentation in Territorial and Disciplinary Boundary Shifting
    Derek Hird (Lancaster): Critical Pedagogy in Language-Based Area Studies 
    Stephen Hutchings (Manchester): Modern Languages and/as Area Studies: Towards a New Humanities or Path to Oblivion? 

    Respondent: Janice Carruthers (Queens, Belfast)

    13.00-14.00  lunch break

    14.00-15.00         Panel 2: Linguistics 
    Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin) (with Alice Corr, Anna Havinga, Jonathan Kasstan, Norma Schifano & Sascha Stollhans): A Place for Linguistics in School-based Language Learning
    Clare Wright (Leeds): Using Linguistics to Help Learners Learn What Teachers Teach: Can This Work for Mandarin?
    Robert Blackwood (Liverpool): Linguistic Landscapes in the City: Multilingualism, Semiotics, and Language Learning on the Streets

    Respondent: Charles Forsdick (Liverpool)

    15.00-15.15         short break

    15.15-16.15         Panel 3:  ML / Literary and Film Studies 
    Charles Burdett (IMLR): Transnational Modern Languages: Linking Research and Pedagogy 
    Carmen Herrero (Manchester Metropolitan): Transmedia Language Pedagogy
    Elizabeth Ward (Liverpool): Towards a Decolonising and Decentring Curriculum. Teaching Film in Modern Languages

    Respondent: Tony Chafer (Portsmouth)

    16.15-16.30         Concluding Discussion: Common interests for further development


    AMLUK is the UCML Special Interest Group that brings together subject associations in the fields of Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics

    All are welcome to attend this free event. You will need to register in advance to receive the online event joining link:



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    School of Advanced Study | University of London
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