Workshops 

The IICE has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice, Pedagogy, Arts, History, Open Learning, Distance Education, Math and Science Education, ICT, Language Learning, Education (Early Year, Secondary, Post-Secondary and Higher), E-Learning, and identify emerging research topics.

The IICE-2021 encourages you to submit workshop proposals. Workshop duration is 90 minutes. All the accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. You can consider organising a workshop that is related to IICE-2021 topics.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conferences themselves. It offers a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers, but it is expected that they contain ample time for general discussion. The preference is for one day workshops, but other schedules will also be considered.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal SubmissionAugust 17, 2021
Notification of Workshop AcceptanceAugust 28, 2021

If you are interested in organising workshops for the IICE-2021, please email your proposal to the workshop@iicedu.org. Your workshop proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committee.

The proposal must include:

1. The name of the workshop

2. Scope (not more than 200 words)

3. Objectives and Motivation (not more than 200 words)

4. The organiser(s) name(s)

5. The URL of the workshop web site (if available).

IICE-2021 (October) Workshops

Workshop 1: Virtually Friendly Radio Plays: A technique for Teaching Language Online

Scope:

Teaching online can be very challenging. Politicians and the like are quick to mandate teachers and learners to instantaneously move learners. to online learning. Although online learning has been in existence for several decades, up until the onset of the global pandemic it was not viewed as a means of instruction that could easily replicate face to face instruction. Sitting at home, using Zoom to try to teach the same number of students who would normally occupy a “brick and mortar” classroom is like attempting to teach to mug shots. The question was how to model language rich instruction in an online environment for teacher education postgraduate students. The notion of a radio play seemed to be the most conducive for the online environment where masters level students enrolled in a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) materials development module . The radio play is the perfect genre for individuals working on a joint project but physically distant from one another.

Objectives:

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate the development and use of radio plays to teach language in an online environment. The workshop will begin with an overview of the theoretical and practical considerations supporting the use of radio plays in online instruction mandated as a result of the pandemic. Next, I will describe the teacher education context in Northern Ireland where 39 Master’s degree students developed 15 problem posing plays for learners at different stages of English language proficiency. Workshop participants will then develop and perform their own online mini radio skits utilizing the notions of John Dewey coupled with problem posing. Time at the end will be reserved for questions and answers.

Organiser:

Caroline Linse, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland