Posted on June 24, 2015
Colloquium on language education in curricula and African languages pedagogy
17–19 September 2015
Durban, South Africa
The Organising Committee invites you to a colloquium on language education in curricula and African languages pedagogy, hosted by the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The scope of the colloquium includes literacy development. The area of language education in curricula has not received much attention, especially regarding the inclusion of African languages in curricula and the teaching and learning of African languages. The colloquium will therefore focus its discussions and debates on the use of African languages in curricula and the strategies used to teach African languages, both as home language and as second language. The discussions and debates will also address the teaching and learning of English among speakers of African languages in South Africa and abroad, and on the use of English in curricula.
The keynote speaker is Doctor Billy Olajide, a renowned scholar based at one of the leading universities in Africa, the University of Ilorin in Kwara State, Nigeria. Doctor Olajide is a specialist and has research interests in the areas of language education, curriculum development, literacy development and linguistics. He has extensive experience in language education and teacher education.
The objectives of the colloquium are to build research excellence by creating interaction opportunities among researchers, to create learning opportunities for postgraduate students, to promote research in language education, and to establish and strengthen collaboration and networking among researchers in the field of language education.
Colloquium theme: Language education in curricula and African languages pedagogy.
Abstracts can be submitted for paper or poster presentations under any of the following sub-themes:
1. Language education
2. Literacy development
3. Language in curricula
4. African languages pedagogy
5. African languages in curricula
6. Teaching and learning of second languages
7. Assessment in language teaching
8. Emergent literacy / language education in early years
9. Media in language education
Abstract submission process:
Queries can be directed to the Chair of the Organising Committee, Professor Thabisile Buthelezi, via email at [email protected].
Click here to download the Abstract Sumission Form.
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