Education and Languages, Language Policy

Intergovernmental Conference
LANGUAGES OF SCHOOLING: TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR EUROPE
Language Policy Division, Strasbourg, 16-18 October 2006

Official Conference programme

The present version of the Programme contains texts and Powerpoint presentations (original language) made available by Presenters

Monday, 16 October 2006

12.45 – 14.15

Registration of Participants: Entry Hall, Palais de l’Europe

14.30 – 16.00

Plenary
Official opening: G. Battaini-Dragoni, Director General, Directorate General IV
Background and aims of the Conference: J. Sheils, Head of Language Policy Division (Text and Powerpoint)
A Framework for Languages of Education?: J.C. Beacco and M. Byram, Advisers to the Language Policy Division
Overview of the Conference programme: M. Fleming , General Rapporteur
Aims and Objectives for Teaching/Learning Language(s) of Education (LE): L. Aase
Content Considerations for a Framework of Reference for Languages of
School Education: F. Samihaian

16.00 – 16.30

Break

Chair : W. Martyniuk
16.30 – 18.00

Plenary (ctd.)
Discussion on aims and contents
Evaluation and Assessment: M. Fleming
Discussion
National policies for Language(s) of Education: Two case studies

Summary of proceedings and of next day’s programme: M. Fleming

18.15

COCKTAIL – Salon bleu

Tuesday, 17 October 2006

Chair: J.C. Beacco
9.00 – 9.30
9.30 – 11.00

Plenary
Summary of results of a questionnaire on curricula
Introduction to Group Work 1
Group work 1: “Exploration of issues”

Group A : Room 5 ; Group B : Room 6 ; Group C : Room 14

11.00 – 11.30

Break

Chair : M. Fleming
11.30 – 12.30

Plenary
Introduction: M. Fleming
Languages Across the Curriculum: H. Vollmer
Socially disadvantaged learners in Flanders: P. van Avermaet
Discussion

12.30 – 14.30

Lunch

Chair : M. Byram
14.30 – 15.00
15.00 –16.00

Plenary
Reports from Group Work 1
DESI Project, Germany: G. Nold (Text and Powerpoint)
HarmoS Project, Switzerland (Developing a model of competences for the language(s) of education): A.M. Broi
Literature and “Bildung”: I. Pieper
Introduction to Group Work 2

16.00 – 16.30

Break

16.30 – 18.00

Group work 2: “Towards a framework of reference”

Group A : Room 5 ; Group B : Room 6 ; Group C : Room 14

Wednesday, 18 October 2006

Chair: J. Sheils

9.00 – 10.30

Plenary
Reports from Group Work 2
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA): J. De Jong 
European Frameworks of Reference for Langue Competences: W. Martyniuk

10.30 – 11.00

Break (Coffee, tea, juices and pastries offered in front of Room 5)

11.00 - 12.30

Plenary Discussion:
Possible elements and issues for a reference framework: M. Byram and J.C. Beacco
Conclusions and perspectives: J. Sheils
Invitation to next Conference (Prague, 8-10 November 2007): I. Maskova
Close of Conference