CALL FOR PAPERS for the upcoming European Conference on Literacy 2015 in Klagenfurt, Austria

Dear IDEC-friends and -colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the upcoming European Conference on Literacy 2015 in Klagenfurt, Austria, to be open from now on until November 2014!  Go to: www.lesenundschreiben.at/19th-european-conference-on-reading/call-for-papers.html

After having taken part in IRA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans some weeks ago, where we did a lot of advertising as well, we now hope that you will put the information/links on your websites, facebook-pages, maybe publish it in your printed journals if possible etc. – and share the information also with your local professional networks, students, colleagues from university, teacher education, with librarians, literacy educators or anywhere else and with whoever might be interested to come to Klagenfurt!

And of course we are looking forward to your contributions/applications: we think we have chosen interesting sections and possibilites to present both research and best practice.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers or the conference as such, do not hesitate to come back to us.
Have a look at the general pages concerning the conference: www.lesenundschreiben.at/19th-european-conference-on-reading.html and follow us also on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date. We are looking forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Klagenfurt – as a speaker and/or a participant!

Kind regards from Austria,
Verena
Secretary
Austrian Literacy Association (ALA)
c/o Lesezentrum Steiermark
Eggenberger Allee 15a
8020 Graz, Austria
office@lesenundschreiben.at
website: www.lesenundschreiben.at
Facebook: www.facebook.com/literacyaustria
Twitter: www.twitter.com/litera

19th European Conference on Literacy Klagenfurt, Austria, 13–16 July 2015

The main conference language is English. It is possible to present in any other European language.

Announcement of Call for Papers: May 2014
Deadline for submission of proposals: November 1, 2014
Notification of accepted proposals: End of February 2015

‘Literacy’ names a constantly dynamic social and cultural phenomenon. It has been, is, and will continue to be transformed by social change, as well as by the potentials of emerging technologies for representation and communication. New potentials for the production of texts and of forms of writing – of newly shaping texts – constantly develop; yet traditional forms of written communication, of reading and writing continue. As a consequence, the present “landscape of literacy” includes ‘traditional’, linguistically complex, monomodal texts and genres, as well as rapidly developing contemporaneous multimodal text-ensembles: of often very short texts, in new genres (e.g. tweets, ‘posts’ to blogs, face-book entries), linguistically closer often to spoken than to (traditional) written utterances.

To participate fully in this complex ‘literate’ and continuously differentiating society, all of us will need a wider range of experiences than hitherto. It is a world that demands an expansion of facility in reading and writing, and, as a consequence of literacy teaching and promotion. Effective teaching and promotion rests on differentiated knowledge about the social environments of reading and writing, about available resources, and knowledge about kinds of texts and their associated media. All pose challenges to (the learning of) reading and writing. A central aim of literacy research is to produce knowledge about the shaping of frames, of resources, and of the preconditions for successful learning and teaching, in short, of promoting a full sense of literacy.

The 19th European Conference on Literacy will offer a platform for the findings of current research into the range of contemporary forms and uses of literacy in everyday settings: be it the home, kindergartens, school or beyond school, in institutions of teacher training, in libraries, in the context of social work, in text-design and publishing, in (fictional and non-fictional) media programmes, in social media, in sites formal and informal. This platform will make it possible to relate these findings – with their theoretical and methodological focus – to the questions of learning and teaching of reading and writing, of uses and forms of literacy, traditional as well as new. In exchange and discussion of knowledge and experiences, of proposals and hypotheses, the Conference provides a platform for bringing literacy researchers and literacy educators together in a shared and strengthened project of developing literacy – in its many forms, uses and genres, including the aesthetic experience and pleasure of literature – as an essential component of democratic action, interaction and participation.

The conference is organized in cooperation with IDEC – International Development in Europe Committee of the International Reading Association.

More information will be provided here:

We are very much looking forward to your participation in the conference and to welcome you in Austria!

Dr. Margit Böck, President
Austrian Literacy Association
University of Klagenfurt

 

Contact:

ALA – Austrian Literacy Association

Österreichische Gesellschaft zur Erforschung und Förderung des Lesens und Schreibens

c/o Lesezentrum Steiermark

Eggenberger Allee 15a, 8020 Graz, Austria

M: office@lesenundschreiben.at

W: www.lesenundschreiben.at

www.facebook.com/literacyaustria

http://twitter.com/LiteracyAustria

 

European Leadership Seminar Ljubljana, Slovenia 24th – 25th January 2014

International Reading Association (IRA), International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC)
European Leadership Seminar
Ljubljana, Slovenia 24th – 25th  January 2014

Venue:Cankarjev dom (Congress Centre), Ljubljana (Slovenie)
Organisers:  International Reading Association International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) in cooperation with International Reading Association (IRA) and Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA)
Purpose:To support established and emerging National Affiliates of the International Reading Association in their endeavours to develop in their officers the knowledge and ability needed to run a voluntary, professional organisation.

Presentations (6)

  • (1)  The Aims and expectations of the leadership seminar. Faclitators Meeli Pandis, Greg Brooks
  • (2) The International Reading Association Marcie Craig Post
  • (3) European Associations and National Affiliates. Meeli Pandis
  • (4) The history and work of the IDEC   Ann Sofie Selin, Pehr-Olof Rönnholm
  • (5) Promoting membership  Shlomo Alon, Karen Maass
  • (6) The role of a leader Marcie Craig Post, Amy Loretta-Kushner Schulte

Parallel workshops (8)

Call for papers UKLA 50th International Conference July 4-6 2014

UKLA_BrightonUKLA 50th International Conference ‘50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change’.
The University of Sussex, Friday 4th - Sunday 6th July 2014

Speakers to include Ken Goodman, Myra Barrs, David Crystal, and Teresa Cremin.
The deadline for submissions will be 2nd December 2013.

The 50th UKLA international conference will be a special occasion for the United Kingdom Literacy Association and all its members. We will be celebrating 50 years of our Association’s work in literacy education. It will be an occasion to look back but, very importantly, to look ahead to the future.
The general theme of this year’s conference provides opportunities to explore and critique the development of literacy teaching over the last 50 years. However, we invite contributors to bring news of research, scholarship, teaching and innovation in literacy education that will inspire delegates to consider the next 50 years.
The theme, ‘50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change’ will explore research and practice on the following topics:
• the politics of literacy; • teaching and learning about poetry; • media, multi-literacies and multimodal practices; • inclusion and equality; • creative approaches to the teaching of literacy; • the role of libraries
• literacy in the early years; • adult literacy
These, and many more themes, will feature in this convivial conference and we invite you to contribute proposals for symposia, seminars, research reports and workshops.

The deadline for submissions will be 2nd December 2013. Submit proposals for presentations, seminars, workshops and symposia for this conference online.
If online submission is not possible, please email Patricia Latorre, Conference Administrator, at conferences@ukla.org to find out about offline submissions.

Patricia Latorre
UKLA Conferences and Website
UKLA
University of Leicester
 Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel:  0116 223 1664
Fax: 0116 223 1665

European Conference on Reading August 6-9 2013 Presentations & Keynotes

The 18th European Conference on Reading was held in Jönköping, Sweden, August 6-9, 2013 and was a success. More than 300 participants, almost 170 presentations and workshops.The weather was great and so was Jönköping.
The programme and other information you’ll find on the Conference Page of the European Conference on Reading 2013.
In this post presentations will be shared in alphabetical order. Come back regularly to look for updates. We would prefer it if you upload your presentation to http://www.slideshare.net and give us the link so our server will not be overloaded. If this is not possible, send the original presentation or ask for help. Send link or presentation to europeidec[at]gmail.com.

Keynote sessions

Presentations and workshops

Poster sessions

Call for Papers for the 37th Annual International Reading Association of Ireland (RAI) Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is  Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning.
The 37th RAI Annual International Conference takes place in the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin from September 26th -28th 2013.
This year’s keynote speakers are Catherine Snow, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Robert Dunbar, Children’s book critic and Former Head of English in CICE.
For more information download the Call for papers RAI conference 2013

Join INNOVATE13 conference Sao Paulo

Take a look at INNOVATE13. Designed to capture the collective learning of Innovate 2013. Grow your ideas here. The physical conference will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month (January 19-21, 2013)  While there will be educators physically traveling to Sao Paulo, you can attend virtually. I will be there and I hope to meet a lot of you too.

Virtual Participants: No travel costs are involved, NO registration fees are required. Make a commitment to

  • mark your calendar to be able to participate. January 19-21, 2013
  • find a dedicated “conference attendance” time. Use that time to read through the Twitter stream/hashtag, Ning activities generated through the conference, resources being shared.
  • ACTIVELY participate versus PASSIVELY consuming information. Contribute resources, your own perspective, thoughts and experience.
  • make strategic connections with physical attendees. Continue reading

18th European Conference on Reading

Welcome to the 18th European Conference on Reading!
In Jönköping, Sweden, August 6-9, 2013

The Conference 2013 is held at the University of Jönköping. The university is located in the city centre with a walking distance to the rail station and the city centre.

The conference is arranged by SCIRA (Swedish Council of International Reading Association), in cooperation with School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University,  IDEC (International Reading Association’s International Development in Europe Committee) and FELA (Federation of European Literacy Associations)

Venue: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University
Registration fee before 15 May 2013 1350 SEK (160 €), after 15 May 2013 1550 SEK (180 €)
Accompanying person:  650 SEK (82 €)
Deadline for Proposals: 1 November 2012
Detailed information at www.destinationjonkoping.se/scira or  www.scira.nu

Conference Theme: New Challenges – New Literacies

Plenary speakers

Donald Leu, University of Connecticut, USA
Jackie Marsh, Sheffield University, UK
Elsie Anderberg, Jönköping University, Sweden
Stefan Samuelsson, Linköping University, Sweden Continue reading