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Date and time:
March 2, 2020 10:00AM - March 6, 2020 5:00PM
Venue: Educational Resource Centre (ERC),
CEIAR, MNLU Building (1st Floor),
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Naoroji Campus),
V. N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai-400088
Language for Literacy: Teaching English in India Today
Workshop Dates: 2nd to 6th March 2020
Last date for applying: 15th December 2019
About the workshop:
The Humanities and Social Sciences Group at the Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research (CEIAR) invites participation from student-teachers of B.Ed. programs for a 5-day workshop on ‘Language for Literacy: Teaching English in India Today’.
What does literacy mean in today’s world? How can the language classroom be a space for building literacy?
Practices in teaching and learning languages are witnessing rapid changes today as an expanded understanding of literacy moves alongside studies in (second) language acquisition and learning. From direct, immersion and audio-lingual to postmethod approaches, the field of language studies is now drawing on diverse disciplines like ELT, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies and art to inform teaching-learning practises in the classroom. Our classrooms are also becoming increasingly multilingual and diverse in languages and competences of students. At the same time, we cannot discount the importance of English, as a lingua franca and an international language of commerce, culture and media, in our everyday lives.
It is necessary, under these circumstances, to adopt and adapt authentic, learner-centric, constructivist practices in classrooms to empower learners, and make them creative, critical thinkers and communicators. It is also necessary to adapt classroom practices to address the changing nature and demands of Indian learners of English.
Themes and Concepts:
This workshop re-envisions English language teaching in India today and will introduce participants to contemporary practices in language learning. Drawing on inter/national research on literacy and language education, the workshop will have discussions and hands-on sessions on a range of topics related to the teaching and learning of (English) language in the Indian classroom. The topics covered will include
Who can apply: The workshop is currently open to student-teachers of B.Ed. programs.
No. of seats: 25 (preference will be given to student-teachers having (English) language specialisation)
To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/2BTtVTM
Apply on or before: 15th December 2019
Note: You will have to carry your student I-card to show at the workshop.
Fees: ₹1000, for 5 days (inclusive of GST)
Certificates of participation will be given to participants on successful completion of the workshop.
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