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Faculty of Education and Social Work

Language, Education and Diversity Conference

Pre Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be presented by keynote speakers and other recognised specialists during the day on Monday 23 November, at the University of Auckland. Entry to the pre-conference workshops is not included in the conference registration. Entry is by ticket only and the entry fee is shown below. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first in basis.

Hāngī (Māori traditional feast)

A hāngī has been arranged for all workshop attendees. A hāngī is an earth oven where food is cooked with steam and heat from heated stones. All workshop attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the hāngī, being served at lunch time.

Workshop Fees

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%.

 

Ultra Early Bird

Until 30 April 2015

Early Bird

Until 30 September 2015

Standard

From 1 October 2015

 

Full Day Workshop Fee: for conference attendee

$245

$265

$295

Full Day Workshop Fee: attending pre-conference workshop only - not attending the conference

$325

$360

$395

Half Day Workshop Fee: for conference attendee

$145

$165

$195

Half Day Workshop Fee: attending pre-conference workshop only - not attending the conference

$225

$260

$295

 

Workshop Details

Full Day Workshop: Maori-medium education and international indigenous language education: Comparing key issues, challenges and prospects
Presenters: Various
Venue: Waipapa Marae. The University Marae, Waipapa, is situated next to the Department of Māori Studies at 16 Wynyard Street.
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
9.00 am Powhiri (Māori welcoming ceremony)
1.00 - 2.00pm Hāngī lunch for workshop attendees (Māori traditional feast)
5.00pm Workshop concludes

This workshop will explore the key issues, challenges and prospects currently facing Maori-medium education and how these compare and contrast with indigenous language education worldwide. It is hoped that other indigenous attendees to the LED conference will have the opportunity to discuss their own contexts over the course of the day.

Half Day Workshop: Linguistic landscapes as an educational tool
Presenters: Durk Gorter, University of the Basque Country; Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country and Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University
Venue: Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
9.00 -10.00am Tea and coffee served
10.00 - 1.00pm Workshop
1.00 - 2.00pm Hāngī lunch for workshop attendees (Māori traditional feast)

In this workshop we will highlight the possibilities of linguistic landscapes - the language on display in public signage - as an educational tool for language learning and for interpreting political and social issues, especially in multilingual areas. A linguistic landscape project allows students to think creatively and critically about languages as they engage with actual data. Linguistic landscapes as an educational tool can be of great relevance to educators and students because it can lead to a better understanding of language diversity and literacy practices. Linguistic landscape studies also add a fascinating dimension to education research as well as leading to exciting new questions.

Half Day Workshop: Multilingual repertoires in TESOL
Presenter: Professor Constant Leung, King's College London
Venue: Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
9.00 -10.00am Tea and coffee served
10.00 - 1.00pm Workshop
1.00 - 2.00pm Hāngī lunch for workshop attendees (Māori traditional feast)

This two-part workshop is designed for TESOL teachers. In Part 1 the focus will be on teaching  ideas that exploit possible uses of students’ multilingual repertoires, paying particular attention to relevant discussions on code-switching, translanguaging, translation, and content-language integrated language learning (& teaching) (CLIL).  Part 2 will address issues related to teacher professional knowledge, practice and values. The discussion will be supported by data drawn from a study of TESOL teachers' attitudes and views on the use of students’ own languages in the classroom.  Participants will be encouraged to draw on their professional experience to critically evaluate some of the ideas emerging from the workshop discussions.

Half Day Workshop: Critical approaches to culture in the language classroom
Presenters: Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology Sydney and Ryuko Kubota, University of British Columbia
Venue: Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
1.00 - 2.00pm Hāngī lunch for workshop attendees (Māori traditional feast)
2.00 - 5.00pm Workshop

This workshop targets language teachers and invites them to deepen their understanding of culture and to explore ideas for approaching culture critically in their classrooms. Through small group activities, the participants will develop a definition of culture and engage in peer critique; learn about perspectives that incorporate the descriptive, diverse, dynamic, and discursive aspects of culture; and create classroom activities that address critical perspectives of culture.