Call For Papers

The CLaSIC 2016 Organising Committee invites proposals for paper and poster presentations related to the conference theme. Submissions are to be made online at the CLaSIC 2016 homepage by latest 22 August 2016. Submissions on other topics may also be considered, but preference will be given to those directly related to the published sub-themes.

Enquiries can be directed to the Secretary.

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About the Theme

Learning in and beyond the classroom: Ubiquity in foreign language education

In the current educational landscape, learning has become a multifaceted experience that transcends spatial, temporal and cultural barriers. At many centres of foreign language learning, educators have similarly been seeking to push the boundaries of teaching and learning space to beyond the traditional confines of the school and the classroom. Learning activities and interactions are today often a combination of synchronous and asynchronous experiences, including various forms of onsite and offsite curricular activities, and virtual interactions in the digital world. Furthermore, learning is no longer restricted to print materials, as ubiquitous computing has enabled easy and immediate access to seemingly limitless electronic resources for foreign language teaching and learning. Acknowledging such trends in foreign language education, our conference theme invokes the term ‘ubiquity’ to refer to a seamless continuum of learning experiences across formal and informal learning situations, as well as technology and non-technology based learning interactions in and beyond the classroom. CLaSIC 2016 provides a platform for researchers, scholars and practitioners in foreign language education for an invigorating discourse on theoretical conceptions and approaches, research insights, and practical experiences from the various sub-fields and sub-themes listed below, as they pertain to teaching and learning in the ubiquitous age,

Sub Themes

  • Learning theories and ubiquitous learning (sociocultural theories of learning, Connectivism, Constructivism, etc.)
  • Formal and informal learning
  • Situated and project-based learning
  • Technology and ubiquitous learning (mobile technologies, Web 2.0, CMC, MOOCs, etc.)
  • Blended learning
  • Instructional approaches and methods
  • Curriculum and materials development
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Study abroad and in-country language immersion
  • Teacher education and development
  • Autonomy, self-direction and motivation
  • Individualisation and differentiation of learning
  • Learning strategies and learning management
  • Other topics

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