Issue Three: Call for Proposals

November 7 2017

The Learner Development Journal, Issue 3

Theme: Learner Identities and Transitions

Co-editors: Christina Gkonou, Jim Ronald, & Yoshio Nakai

Download Call for Proposals PDF

Deadline: February 5th 2018     

The third issue of The Learner Development Journal, due out in the autumn of 2019, is an opportunity for a group of teacher-researchers to come together and develop inquiries to explore:

  • the changing identities of language learners and users
  • how learners see their own identities and negotiate the changes that they go through
  • different affordances, barriers, and forces involved
  • the roles that others play in such processes of learner development
  • other factors and conditions affecting learner identities and transitions.

You are warmly invited to submit proposals (400-600 words for a research paper, 300-400 words for other texts) for practitioner research into such questions in relation to the overall theme of learner identities and transitions.

We would like to encourage contributors to experiment and write in different genres of research writing, such as personal narrative, extended book review, dialogic exploration, multimodal report, poetry, as well as include video and other hyperlinks in their writing. We also welcome book reviews, author interviews, or annotated reading lists critically exploring issues to do with learner identities and transitions. Co-authored texts where teacher-researchers carry out joint work would be gladly received too.

With research papers at 5000-7000 words, we are looking for around 4-5 full papers and 3-4 other texts for this issue of The Learner Development Journal – please sure to read the full Call for Proposals here.