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Approaches, methods, and concepts to explore language and technology in and for education

This Language in and for Education Research Group symposium will explore innovative approaches to research language and technology in educational settings.

  • 18 Jun 2024, 9.00am to 18 Jun 2024, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Room 2.101, 1 West, University of Bath
  • This event is free

This one-day symposium, organised by the Language in and for Education (LifE) Research Group, will bring together a diverse array of presenters to investigate the relationship between language and technology in the context of education.

The overall aim is to inspire creative conversations about new research avenues and novel methodological directions in the field.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • the impact of community and identity on academic writing, highlighting how these factors shape scholarly communication
  • the portrayal of social actions in university communications
  • the exploration of anti-colonial language practices in Nigerian schools
  • language models and expert-defined standards for content generation

We will also highlight collaborative art projects that promote multilingualism, demonstrating the cultural and educational benefits of diverse linguistic environments; and explore the role of digital media in fostering children's multiliteracy within families, emphasising the importance of home environments in language development.

The symposium will also be a forum for the discussion of the use of large datasets in motivation research; innovative data collection methods, such as log sheets in mobile-assisted language learning; and the integration of corpus-based pedagogies for enhancing disciplinary literacy.

Collectively, these presentations will offer valuable insights and practical strategies for enhancing educational practices, showcasing innovative approaches, methods, and concepts in exploring the role of language and applications of technology in education research.


All speakers are from the University of Bath, unless otherwise stated:

Attending this event

This is a hybrid event. You can attend in-person on our University of Bath campus or online.

Please confirm which option you want to choose when completing the registration form. We will contact online attendees with details about how to join on the day via email.


This is a provisional schedule. Some details and timings may change.

Time Session Speaker
9am - 9.20am Arrival -
9.20am - 9.30am Symposium opening -
9.30am - 10.30am Community and identity in academic writing Professor Ken Hyland (University of East Anglia)
10.30am - 11am Representations of social action in university marketing and communications Dr Trevor Grimshaw
11am - 11.15am Break -
11.15am - 11.45am Resistance and agency as anti-colonial praxis: Reimagining language practices in Nigerian secondary schools Mercy Martins
11.45am - 12.15pm Corpus-based analysis and pedagogy for disciplinary literacy at schools Dr Reka R. Jablonkai
12.15pm - 12.45pm Enriching data collection in language learning research: the application of log sheets over traditional diaries Dr Dan Zhao
12.45pm - 1.30pm Lunch -
1.30pm - 2pm Large representative datasets in motivation research Dr Janina Iwaniec
2pm - 2.30pm Co-creating and celebrating multilingualism through art: Doing visible, engaging and impactful research Professor Gail Forey
2.30pm – 3pm Standardize: Aligning language models with expert-defined standards for content generation Joseph Marvin Imperial and Dr Harish Tayyar Madabushi
3pm – 3.15pm Break -
3.15pm - 3.45pm Digital practices and mediascapes in families for children's multiliteracy development Yu Yin and Professor Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen
3.45pm - 4.45pm Co-creative conversation with refreshments: New directions in researching language and technology in and for education: approaches, designs, topics -
4.45pm - 5pm Symposium ends -

Attend this symposium

Book your place Please complete this form to book your place. This symposium is free to attend, but you must book your place.


This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance will take place on our University of Bath campus.

Room 2.101 1 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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