In this paper I intend to place a renewed emphasis on efficient ways of coping with the present hardships that we are having to face on a daily basis in the field of language education. My question concerns not so much what the specific challenges are (they are not new to us), but rather as to how the current forms of collaboration offered by social networking can be deployed to promote a concrete common interest in university language centres working together for their mutual benefit. Indeed, the same teaching strategies we adopt with a view to creating efficient forms of learning for our students can likewise serve as a model for ourselves in turn to apply to our own professional ends as a community of excellence. In this way, we can be involved in our own kind of collaborative learning from each other as language professionals, the results and fruits of which will offer significant added value to our language programmes, language policy and management.

New Challenges or Old for Language Centres? Staying together / Mansfield, Gillian. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014), pp. 15-27. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Nous Reptes per Als Centres de LLengues: Estandards de Qualitat tenutosi a Girona nel 3-5 Luglio 2013.

New Challenges or Old for Language Centres? Staying together

MANSFIELD, Gillian
2014

Abstract

In this paper I intend to place a renewed emphasis on efficient ways of coping with the present hardships that we are having to face on a daily basis in the field of language education. My question concerns not so much what the specific challenges are (they are not new to us), but rather as to how the current forms of collaboration offered by social networking can be deployed to promote a concrete common interest in university language centres working together for their mutual benefit. Indeed, the same teaching strategies we adopt with a view to creating efficient forms of learning for our students can likewise serve as a model for ourselves in turn to apply to our own professional ends as a community of excellence. In this way, we can be involved in our own kind of collaborative learning from each other as language professionals, the results and fruits of which will offer significant added value to our language programmes, language policy and management.
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