5th ALRF Colloquium: Language, Identity and Culture in Education

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Curtin University, Building 500, Kent Street, Bentley, Western Australia

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This colloquium seeks to address the importance of understanding language users’ cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds.

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The Language, Identity and Culture in Education colloquium is aimed at academics, scholars, teachers, practitioners and policy-makers who would like to have a dialogue around the intersections of language, identity, culture and education in global and local contexts.

The colloquium focuses on how issues of language and culture impact individual and community identities and intersect with critical educational practices and policies.

Through this colloquium you will gain:

  • a better understanding of Language, Identity and Culture in Education
  • experiences to develop approaches to language education for your personal teaching context
  • network opportunities with your peers an knowledge experts in this area
  • a certificate of professional learning

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Brian Paltridge - University of Sydney

Language, identity and communities of practice: Implications for language education

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney. His recent publications include Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing (with Sue Starfield and Christine Tardy, Oxford University Press, 2016), Getting Published in Academic Journals (with Sue Starfield, University of Michigan Press, 2016), and The Discourse of Peer Review (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Professor Ian G. Malcolm, Emeritus Professor - Edith Cowan University

Language, identity and communities of practice: Implications for language education

Ian G. Malcolm is currently Emeritus Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University, where he held the inaugural chair in Applied Linguistics from 1991 until his retirement in 2003. He was the first doctoral graduate in linguistics from the University of Western Australia in 1980, with a thesis on Classroom Communication and the Aboriginal Child (supervised by Susan Kaldor) and he has had visiting appointments to the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, the University of Virginia, Trondheim University of Science and Technology, the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Free University of Berlin. Ian’s publications include 8 books, 5 edited books, 53 book chapters, 38 journal articles, 2 reviews and 13 research reports. His most recent major work on Aboriginal English is:

Malcolm, I. G. (2018) Australian Aboriginal English: Change and Continuity in an Adopted Language. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Colloquium Convenors:

Associate Professor Toni Dobinson - Curtin University

Teaching international students from Asia and the Middle East

Dr Sender Dovchin - Curtin University (ARC DECRA Fellow)

Current trends, critical theories and practices in language, identity and culture in education

Dr Paul Merceica - Curtin University

Critical Implications and Future Directions

Professor Rhonda Oliver - Curtin University

Language, identity and culture in Aboriginal Education

Dr Qian Gong - Curtin University

Teaching international students from Asia and the Middle East

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Curtin University, Building 500, Kent Street, Bentley, Western Australia

Kent Street

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Bentley, WA 6102

Australia

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