Language Learning in a Time of Complexity and Change

Much of the 20th century was devoted to the pursuit of progress. Now in the early 21st century we find ourselves living in a period of pervasive and accelerated change. This would come as no surprise to George Bernard Shaw who quipped, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” In order to survive and thrive in these unsettling times, language educators need to be guided by theories that challenge accepted ways of thinking and encourage them to embrace change.

Garold Murray

This panel is comprised of ACLL2018 Organising Committee members who will address the conference theme of “Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change” by reflecting and drawing on their own experiences as senior academics engaged in language learning education. The panel will also invite comparative and contrastive comment and feedback from delegates representing different national backgrounds and contexts.

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