ILA Conference Announcement

5th International Independent Learning Association Conference 2012

When:  Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September 2012

Where: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

The Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to support and participate in the 5th Independent Learning Association Conference (ILAC 2012), hosted by Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

ILAC is an international conference for passionate teachers, learners, and researchers in the field of independent learning and the theme for 2012 is “Autonomy in a Networked World, Te Tū Motuhake i te Ao Kōtuitui”.  The conference sub-themes are intended to capture dimensions of the relationship between: the personal, social and cultural identity of the learner, the self and the ‘other’ as agents of learning, the learning environment, and the role of assessment for the autonomous learner.

The conference website has just been launched, providing full details about the conference.

Call for Papers Now Open

The Conference Committee welcome proposals for workshops, papers, colloquia, language fair, swap shop and poster sessions.
Abstracts should address at least one of the key themes of the conference:

1. Framing learner autonomy in today’s world – where we are now and where we are going…
2. Autonomy and identity
3. Autonomy and agency (motivation and strategies)
4. Autonomy and learning environment (classroom, distance, technology-supported, language learning centres, etc.)
5. Autonomy and assessment

For full details and to begin the submission process, visit the conference website.
The deadline for submissions is 4 November 2011.

Key dates

Call for Papers opens March 2011
Sponsorship opens March 2011
Call for Papers closes 4 November 2011
Early Bird Registration opens February 2012
Early Bird Registration closes July 2012

Conference Convenors

Averil Coxhead
Senior Lecturer
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Victoria University of Wellington

Edith Paillat
Language Technology Specialist
Language Learning Centre
Victoria University of Wellington

Contact us

For further details about the ILAC 2012, please contact the Conference Organisers Paardekooper & Associates:

Phone: +64 4 562 8259
Fax: +64 4 562 8269