Conference: A Stream on “Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges”

Name of conference  A Stream on “Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges” 
Abbreviation  edubil 
  • Education
Date of beginning  2018-05-21 
City  Athens 
Country  Greece 
Contact  Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos 
Deadline for abstract  2017-10-16 
Expected participants 
Memo  The Education Unit of ATINER will hold A Stream on “Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges” as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Education, 21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education. Bilingual education is at the heart of many international policies, so it has become a priority for most educational organisms and institutions (UNESCO, OECD and most European Ministries of Education). Therefore, bilingual education is now rooted among most European countries’ educational systems and research on the area is becoming boosted by scholars, institutions, organizations and educational agents. This proposal will encounter key topics within the area (coping with the 4Cs of the CLIL approach), such as: Culture (that is, Intercultural Education); Cognition (thought); Competences (ICT and CALL); and Content (and its importance for higher education curricula). Therefore, this stream will cope with some of the most interesting aspects within this topic: The benefits of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) to higher education. The intercultural approach within bilingual education. The intercultural competencies of the bilingual teacher. ICT and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) within bilingual education. The use of micro-video within bilingual education. The role of thought within bilingual education. Fee structure information is available on Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit.