Language Education Policy Studies
An International Network
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Brisbane, Australia - SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS


Deep Languages Education Policy and Practices

Call for PAPERS

Fall 2014 INLEPS
University of Southern Queensland, 
Deep University & isIPAL Co-Sponsors

Language Education Policy is a burgeoning field of scholarship that grounds its legitimation on broad frameworks such as Language Policy, Education Policy, Curriculum Studies and Critical Language Studies. This Conference focuses on policies that bring deep, open curricula to the fore, in relation to Francois Victor Tochon's recent book on deep approaches to world languages and cultures

Using a Deep Approach to language learning implies a paradigmatic change in the way instructors teach. The new approach is transdisciplinary and transformative in contrast to transmissive education. 

The deep approach is significantly related to an intention to understand deeply. It defines a situation in which the teacher is not the only source of inspiration and knowledge. The learners become curriculum builders. 

It needs to define its conceptual and philosophical orientations and its foundational purposes to receive increasing recognition by educators and the public in response to growing societal interests in globalization and local forms of school violence that manifest in the way languages are treated.

The First International Conference on Deep Languages Education Policy & Practices
Stimulating languages learning - global perspectives and local practice
is being held on the weekend of 11-12 October 2014 at the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

We are inviting presenter abstracts for research presentations and snapshots of pedagogy (30 minutes), and workshops (1 hour) that relate directly to your research and/or teaching. 

Abstracts should be sent to Shirley O'Neill and are due by 07 September, 2014. 

Notification of acceptances will be ongoing.

Full research papers should be submitted by 15 December 2014 to Dr Henriette van Rensburg. 

These submissions will undergo a double blind peer review for publication 31 March 2015
as book chapters by Deep University Press.

Details of international keynote speakers and registration are available at

Join like-minded individuals with an interest in improving languages education, teaching, researching, making connections and fostering the internationalisation of education. World renowned keynote speakers will identify and respond to the major challenges and issues involved in languages learning today, providing leadership to stimulate policy and pedagogical change.

All enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Shirley O’Neill or phone 0409 264 883 (Australia)

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