TESOL Italy's 39th Convention

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Come and join us this year!


Learning Communities

Content and language: perspectives and practice

Fostering inclusive education

Competencies for new generations






T A L K S - W O R K S H O P S - P O S T E R S E S S I O N S

B O O K A N D S O F T W A R E E X H I B I T I O N

LIVE MUSIC AND COCKTAIL - R A F F L E

Learning Communities

Friday, Nov. 14th, 8am to Saturday, Nov. 15th, 5:45pm

Piazza Oderico da Pordenone

Rome, Lazio

By Public Transportation:

From Leonardo da Vinci airport. Take the express train to Termini train station.

From Termini station: a) Bus 714. Get off in front of the Regione Lazio building in Via Cristoforo Colombo.

The Polo Didattico is behind it. b) Take underground line

B towards Laurentina. Get off at the fifth stop, Garbatella. Take bus 716. Get off at

the Regione Lazio stop.

Friday, November 14

08:00-09:15 Registration

09:15-10:00 Opening Session

10:15-13:15 Sessions

13:15-14:30 Lunch Break/Music

14:30-18:00 Sessions

18:00-18:45 Music

18:45-19:45 Cocktail



Saturday, November 15

08:30-9:30 General Assembly

09:45-13:30 Sessions

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break/Dance Workshop

14:30-7:15 Sessions

17:30-17:45 Raffle

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DEENA BORAIE - PHIL DEXTER - SCOTT THORNBURY

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Learning is multifaceted and dynamic; it can slowly mature over time or be almost instantaneous. It is an individual process, but at the same time it can be made easier if it is encouraged within a community.

Sharing goals, emotions, values and beliefs is what transforms a group of individuals into a true community. Every learning community is unique in its raison d'être and in its members’ sense of belonging that encourages and reinforces the learning experience. Learners use each other as powerful resources, and differences are valued as a means of enriching the entire community.

Genuine cooperation is the goal. The learning that takes place within such communities is continually under study as the complexity involved in what unfolds and the mysteries in need of understanding are fascinating.