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February 15, 16, 17 and 18 of 2017

Workshops February 14          Link for registration

February 14

9:00 -17:00 – Registration and inscription

14:00 – 17:00 – Seven simultaneous workshops

February 15    

8:00 – Opening – Authorities at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Ch. Bazerman, B. González

9:00 – Plenary TalkAnne Marie Chartier – associated researcher of LARHRA, laboratory of the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS by its French acronym), in the team of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon – Learning to read and write in France and the United States (nineteenth-twentieth century): parallel teachings or interaction?

9:45 -10:15 – Snacks & coffee

10:15 – 11:00 – Poster session

11:00 -13:00 – Sessions, symposia, round tables

13:00-14:30 – Lunch

14:30 -17:30 – Sessions, symposia, round tables

17:30 – Snacks & coffee

18:00 – Jazz concert and cocktail

February 16       

8:00 -10:30 Sessions, symposia, round tables

10:30 -11:00 – Snacks & coffee

11:00 – 13:00 – Sessions, symposia, round tables

13:00 -14:30 – Lunch

14:30 -16:00 – Sessions, symposia, round tables

16:00- 16:30  – Snacks & coffee

16:30 – Plenary TalkGuadalupe López Bonilla– Professor of Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México – Literacy and institutional practices: from authorized text to authoritative text

17:30 – Books presentation

18:00- Plenary Talk – Theresa Lillis – Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at The Open University, UK. –  Towards a rich(er) imaginary of writing: production, uptake and participation in academic and professional domains

19:00 – Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) International Researchers Consortium

February 17  

8:30 – Plenary TalkVirginia Zavala – Research Professor of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

9:30 – 10:00 – Snacks & coffee

10:00 – Plenary Talk – Perry Klein – Research Professor in Education at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada – Integrating Social and Psychological Perspectives on Writing as a Learning Activity

11:15 -1:30 – Sessions, symposia, round tables

13:00 -14:30 – Lunch

14:30 -16:30 – Sessions, symposia, round tables

16:30- 17:00 – Snacks & coffee

17:00 – Awards, announcements, books presentation

18:00 – General Assembly ISAWR

19:00- Artistic presentation

February 18   

8:00 -10:30 Sessions, symposia, round tables

11:00- Plenary TalkMirta Castedo –Professor of Universidad Nacional de La Plata

12:00 – Conclusion – Ch. Bazerman, A. M. Chartier, Luis B. Peña Borrero.

13:00 – Closing cocktail

Main Speakers

Anne-Marie Chartier

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As a professor in a primary school teachers training institute (Ecole Normale de Versailles, then IUFM de Versailles), Anne-Marie Chartier led research projects on the history of school reading as part of the National Institute for Pedagogical Research of Paris (later Lyon). Now that she is retired, she is an associate researcher in LARHRA, a CNRS research group, as a member of the ENS-Lyon team.

After analyzing discourses about reading (Discours sur la Lecture, co-authored with Jean Hébrard in 1989, new edition in 2000), she went on to study reading primers  from the 17th-20th centuries, linking learning practices with social changes that make a direct impact on schooling (prints vs. manuscripts, typographical norms, wide print-run press, writing tools, image techniques, etc.) The results were summarized in L’école et la lecture obligatoire (School and mandatory reading), 2007.

Currently, she is developing a comparative framework that brings together reading learning processes in multiple languages; reading as paired up with, or dissociated from, writing; and comparisons between the reading of texts and music. She conducted with Elsie Rockwell (CINESTAV, Mexico) a comparative historical study on ‘alphabetization’ in order to gain insights as to why this term means nowadays a different thing than the concept of literacy. In “Apprendre à lire aux débutants dans les pays de langue romane, 1750-1950” (Histoire de l’éducation 138 [2013]) four languages (Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and seven countries (Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil) were compared. Anne-Marie Chartier compares the French and Anglo-Saxon reading pedagogical tradition («Faire lire les débutants : comparaison de manuels français et américains 1750-1950»). This comparative approach confirmed the importance of the articulation of reading and writing and, as a result, that of school writing, which she studies in student notebooks (“Un dispositif sans auteur : cahiers et classeurs dans l’école primaire”, Hermès, 25, 1999). By contrast, she tries to understand the process of learning how to read without learning how to write, by comparing, along with historians of music, old educational methods of textual and/or musical reading (Projet Cantus Scholarum, 2014, Xavier Bisaro dir., CEMR de l’Université de Tours).

Some publications: The Teaching Context and Reading, by Springer, in A. Bernard and C. Proust eds., Scientific Sources and Teaching Contexts throughout History, 2014; Interpretation in a Historical Approach to Reading, in P. Smeyers et al (eds),  International Handbook of Interpretation in Educational Research, 2015; The Spanish-language book Enseñar a leer y escribir, Una aproximación histórica, 2004) was republished in 2005 and 2014; Discours sur la lecture, with Jean Hébrard, translated into Spanish (Discursos sobre la lectura 1880-1980, 1994) as well as into Portuguese (Discursos sobre a leitura 1880-1980, 1995); La lectura de un siglo a otro, 1980-2000, 2002.

Bibliografía on line:

Luis Bernardo Peña Borrero

Bachelor of Philosophy and Letters at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. MSc. in Education al the Florida State University. He has taught in the faculties of Education, Communication and Language and Psychology at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He was coordinator of the Master of Reading and Writing in the same university. He was editorial director of Editorial Voluntad, Grupo Editorial Norma and Editorial Santillana in Colombia, and sub director of Reading and Writning in the Regional Center for Book Development in Latin America and the Caribbean ( CERLALC in Sapanish ). He has been an advisor to the Ministries of Education of Colombia, Panama, Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay. Speaker at national and international conferences, his writings have been published in books and academic journals. In recent years his main interest has focused on teaching and research in the field of reading and academic writing.

Guadalupe López-Bonilla

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Professor at the Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Educativo of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, in Mexico, where she teaches courses on disciplinary literacy, discourse and identity. Her research analyzes the schooling practices in specific disciplinary school subjects, and the relationship between institutional practices and student identities, particularly for high school students.

Some publications: She co-authored the book La lectura desde el currículo, and co-edited Discourses and identities in contexts of educational change, and Lenguaje y educación. Temas de investigación educativa en México.

Theresa Lillis

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I am Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at The Open University, UK, currently Principal Investigator of a nationally funded research project on writing in professional social work Writing in professional social work practice in a changing communicative landscape.  I have been researching writing for some twenty years driven by an interest that centres on the politics of access and participation. My four main areas of interest are student writing in higher education, academic writing for publication in a global context, writing in social work professional practice and – on a much smaller scale- writing with old and new technologies for popular political activity. I’m committed to using ethnography as an overarching research methodology and have an ongoing interest in developing ‘text oriented ethnographic approaches’, using a range of methods.

I have authored and co-authored a number of books including, Student writing: access, regulation, desire. (2001 London: Routledge), The Sociolinguistics of writing(2013 Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) and, with Mary Jane Curry Academic writing in a global context (London: Routledge 2010) as well as journal articles inLanguage and EducationWritten Communication, Revista Canara de Estudios Ingleses, Pratiques, TESOL Quarterly, AILA Review, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Teaching in Higher Education. With David Poveda, I am co-editor  the journal Linguistics and Educationand with Mary Jane Curry, I am co-convenor of the AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée) research network: Academic Publishing and Presenting in a Global Context. With colleagues Kathy Harrington, Mary Lea and Sally Mitchell I recently co-edited an open access book involving some sixty one authors which seeks to explore the transformative potential of an academic literacies approach to the teaching of writing in higher educationWorking with academic literacies: case studies towards transformative practice.

Perry Klein

Dr. Perry Klein is a Professor in Education at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. He teaches courses on educational psychology, and literacy education for struggling readers and writers, and serves as Associate Dean of Research.

Dr. Klein’s research has focused on three main questions: How does writing contribute to thinking and learning? How can we design writing activities to support critical thinking and learning in content area subjects? And how can we teach writing effectively to diverse students? In his recent research, he has used cognitive load theory as an approach to writing strategy instruction and content area writing. He is interested in the interplay among the psychological, social, and material aspects of writing.

Some Publications:

Klein, P. D., Haug, K. N. & Arcon, N. (2016). The effects of rhetorical and content subgoals on writing and learning. Journal of Experimental Education. Advance online publication.

Klein, P. D., & Boscolo, P. (2016). Trends in research on writing as a learning activity. Journal of Writing Research, 7(3), 311-350.

Klein, P. D., & Unsworth, L. (2014). The logogenesis of writing to learn: A systemic functional perspective. Linguistics and Education26, 1-17.

Klein, P.D. Boscolo, P., Kirkpatrick, L. C., & Gelati, C. (2014). (Eds.) & G. Rijlaarsdam (Series Ed.), Studies in Writing: Vol. 28, Writing as a Learning Activity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Klein, P. D., & Leacock, T. L. (2012). Distributed cognition as a framework for understanding writing. In V. W. Berninger (Ed.), Past, present, and future contributions of cognitive writing research to cognitive psychology (pp. 133-152). New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis Group. Klein

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Virginia Zavala

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MA and PhD in Sociolinguistics at Georgetown University, USA. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has also worked in the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) advising teacher training in intercultural bilingual education in the Andean region of Peru. His research concern the issues of language and education, especially in the Andean Quechua-speaking area.

He has been visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin in Madison, United States. She is currently director of the Peruvian Journal of Educational Research.

Some publications: (Des) encuentros con la escritura: Escuela y Comunidad en los Andes peruanos (2002), Oralidad y poder; Herramientas metodológicas (2004); Decir y Callar. Lenguaje, equidad y poder en la universidad peruana (2010); Qichwasimirayku: Batallas por el quechua (2014).

Mirta Castedo

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Doctor of Science in Educational Research, DIE-CINVESTAV, Mexico. Researcher category I, Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, UNLP / CONICET, Argentina. Director of the Master of Writing and Literacy (UNLP) and national coordinator of the Educational Specialization level, “Literacy and the Education Unit”, Argentina. Research interests: teaching reading and writing, early literacy, teacher training in the same area.

Some publications: Reflexión sobre el sistema de escritura y primera alfabetización, en Revista Textos, 2014; Producción y revisión de epígrafes en situación didáctica con niños de 7 y 9 años, en El ingreso a la escritura y a las culturas de lo escrito (Siglo XXI, 2013); Del catecismo colonial a las netbooks estatales (El Calderón, 2012); El trabajo docente en el aula multigrado de las escuelas rurales primarias, en Prácticas pedagógicas y políticas educativas (Unipe: Editorial Universitaria, 2012); Teorías sobre la alfabetización en América Latina, un panorama desde 1980 hasta 2010, en Historia de la lectura en Argentina.