In Morocco, although recent educational reform has generated a lot of debate around the declining levels of educational performance, not much discussion is going on about the role of teachers in educational innovation and change. The questions that are seldom tackled are how teachers deal with change in the classrooms, how they learn as professionals, how they generate knowledge and produce ideas and materials, and how they help learners be innovative as well. These and other questions will be debated in MATE 37th annual conference whose theme is:

“Innovating Language Education : What Influential Roles for Teachers.”

The main objectives of this conference, among other things, are
- to define the concept of innovation in language education and its implications for the classroom teacher;
- to analyze and discuss the roles teachers should play to be able to innovate their practices in order to improve learning and teaching;
- to help participants spot various practical methods and techniques of educational innovation;
- to showcase best practices in educational innovation and share them; and
- to eventually come up with practical recommendations for innovative classroom practices.

Conference sub-themes:
The following sub-themes are preferred (the following list is by no means exhaustive):
- Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies,
- Innovative teacher's profile and competencies,
- Innovative teacher's roles and practices,
- Alternative and innovative assessment,
- Learning environments and interaction in the English language class,
- Learner autonomy, learning strategies and lifelong learning,
- Innovative teacher development opportunities,
- Technology-based teaching-learning processes and innovative teaching-learning materials.
Presentation formats
- Oral presentation papers (25 minutes)
- Workshop presentation (60 minutes)
- Poster presentation throughout the conference
- Panel discussions
- Social activities.

Abstract submission and deadlines
In order to present at the conference, proposals should be submitted to and approved of by MATE conference scientific committee, while respecting the following deadlines:
- Abstract submission deadline is: 01 December, 2016 via the conference online form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceShBbKudPFNdat9oQOZbD6NRRQvZRBgautT9S-KHxIZZyRQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
- Results of abstract reviews will be returned to authors within 2 weeks after the deadline (15 Dec., 2016).
- Full paper submission is mandatory by 10 January, 2017. To be sent to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More Information
For more information about this conference and about our other events, please use our
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- Website: www.mate.ma
- Facebook page: Al Maghreb Maters, https://web.facebook.com/MATE.Morocco?fref=ts
- Facebook group: MATE Official Facebook Group,https://web.facebook.com/groups/331590230517821

Contacts
You can also contact one of the members of the conference preparation committee:
- El Madani Fahmi, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel.: +212.661.286.969
- Mohammed Hassim, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel.: +212.666.077.526
- Mustapha Zanzoun, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel.: +212.661.208.717
- Noureddine Bendouqi, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel.: +212.661.612.308
- Lahcen Tighoula, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel.: +212.661.547.746

N.B.: You can download a printable "Call for Proposals" from this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5aRLKZMWOz4NGdOdDRMNVktVlE/view?usp=sharing

Please click on the link below to complete the form information:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceShBbKudPFNdat9oQOZbD6NRRQvZRBgautT9S-KHxIZZyRQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

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