Call for Papers for the LLHE Special Issue 12.2 (2022)

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Call for Papers for the LLHE Special Issue 12.2 (2022)

Call for Papers: LLHE Special Issue 12.2 (2022) on Sustainability literacy in Language Learning and Teaching
Submission date for Papers: January 31 2022

Papers are being sought for the LLHE Special Issue 12.2 (2022) on Sustainability literacy in
language learning and teaching. Since the
UN declared that by 2030 all learners should acquire
the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, Higher Education
Institutions have shown a growing interest in promoting sustainable literacy. In line with
UNESCO’s stance that “Sustainability starts with teachers”, the premise is that language
learning and teaching is ideally positioned to create cognitive, affective and behavioural
learning opportunities on issues of sustainability.

This Special Issue of Language Learning in Higher Education explores language teaching
methodologies and practical case scenarios that demonstrate the opportunities, benefits and
challenges presented by integrating education for sustainable development (United Nation’s
Sustainable development
goal 4.7) in modern languages curricula and learning practice. As
issues of sustainable development and climate change permeate many areas of public discourse,
we would like to discover to what extent language education for sustainable development
shapes our actions and what Language Centres and Schools of Languages can do to support
such relevant language educational perspectives. This is all the more important as earlier this
UNESCO called for environmental education to be a core curriculum component at all
levels by 2025. Therefore, CercleS welcomes papers that bring together sustainability
education with language acquisition, teaching and learning.

Thematic areas:

  • Approaches to integrating education for sustainable development into modern languages curricula
  • Sustainable development goals and language learning
  • Implementing sustainability-based curricular initiatives in modern languages education
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations toward sustainability education in modern languages programmes
  • Digital activism through modern languages learning
  • Teaching methodologies integrated with sustainability education (e.g. Content and language integrated learning, Content based language learning, Task based learning, project based language learning, telecollaboration, game-based learning, collaborative learning)
  • Modern languages and sustainability: learning in the wild

Please see the attachment for further details and technical requirements.