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MATE 38thAnnual Conference - ‫الندوة الوطنية الثامنة والثالثون‬

Assilah, Morocco, 09-12 April, 2018 ‫ أبريل‬12-09 ،‫ المغرب‬،‫أصيلة‬

Theme: “Exploring the Millennium ELT Pedagogies.”
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Call for Proposals
Rationale  discuss teaching standards and didactic knowledge
With the advent of technology and the change of values in and skills;
a globalized world, individuals and communities have  revisit learners’ needs in terms of teaching materials
become more and more virtual, and self-actualization and and the different teacher roles in this regard.
self-appraisal have taken new dimensions. Consequently,  reconsider teaching materials and activities in a
so many elements of the educational realm have been constantly changing digital world.
shaken, including the role of the teacher in the
development of individuals of the new millennium, Conference sub-themes:
pedagogical competencies, methodological choices, and We call upon interested speakers and workshop leaders to
what is generally happening inside (and even outside propose sessions to target the following areas related to
schools). Therefore, there is an urgent need to give a pedagogical competence:
second thought and a daring exploration and redefinition  Educational psychology and class management;
of what is happening in education in general and in  Teacher training and evaluation;
language education in particular. Teacher professional  Didactics of teaching English as a foreign language;
competences, alternative methods or strategies,  Curriculum and syllabus design;
curriculum evaluation and development, materials  Teaching materials: selection, evaluation, adaptation
production, learner needs and wants are but examples of and development;
the issues that need reconsideration and further exploration  Best practices in educating digital learners.
in the current educational context. Presentation formats
MATE 38 annual conference will accordingly address the  Presentations (20 minutes)
issue of pedagogical changes and competences that can  Workshops (60 minutes)
accommodate the millennium educational context from  Poster sessions
different perspectives. Experts in the field of education,  Panel discussions.
educational psychology, applied linguistics, and language Abstract submission and deadlines
education in general, are called upon to contribute to this  Abstract submission deadline is: 05 February, 2018
socio-professional debate and suggest successful via the following online form:
strategies and techniques to help come to terms with this https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeU8MunWKq1Mng
significant socio-educational change. dIvN6gkEWgGbhrE1K08SjovpdmuN3m9cYbA/viewform
 Results of abstract reviews will be returned to authors
Conference objectives within 2 weeks after the deadline (20 Feb., 2018).
The main objectives of this conference, among other  Full paper submission is mandatory by 10 March, 2018.
things, are to
 explore curriculum and syllabus design in the light of More Information
the current changes in education and language For more information and contact about this conference:
teaching and learning;  Email: mate.morocco79@gmail.com
 redefine the concept of pedagogical competence in  Website: www.mate.ma
accordance with the current educational challenges;  Facebook page: Al Maghreb Maters,
 discuss the psychological dimensions of pedagogical https://web.facebook.com/MATE.Morocco?fref=ts
competence;  Facebook group: MATE Official Facebook Group,