Teacher Education in CALL & CMC

Teacher Education SIG Workshop 2010

The workshop took place from Wed. 26 May (1pm) to -28 Friday May (4:30 pm), 2010 at the Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique (INRP) in Lyon, France. This event is organised in collaboration with EUROCALL, the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (http://www.eurocall-languages.org/), Lyon 2's ICAR research team (http://icar.univ-lyon2.fr/) and the Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique (http://www.inrp.fr/). It is supported by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) via the ITHACA project (Lyon 1, Lyon 2 and TECFA).

Guest Speakers

Rick Kern, UC Berkeley, California
Jean-Claude Bertin, Université du Havre, France
Gary Motteram, University of Manchester, UK

The SIG participants on the final day

Agenda

During this 3 day workshop we explored traditional and emerging methodologies in research on teacher education in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and computer-mediated communication (CMC). We also looked at popular areas of research in this field to date in order to find potential gaps and to establish how they can most effectively be addressed. In this context we also considered practical, theoretical and ethical issues which emerge when we engage in pre- and in-service language teacher education/tutor training. Our aim was to take stock of the current state of affairs in research on teacher education in CALL and CMC-based language teaching and to propose a tentative research agenda for the next few years. 

Content of the workshop

Guest presentations on some of the key theoretical approaches on teacher education in CALL and CMC-based language teaching
Presentations by participants in which they present and discuss with colleagues their own research findings to date and issues which emerged when researching in this area
Round table discussions where current and emerging methodological approaches  areas in need of investigation and development can be discussed in greater detail.