Emma L. Pratt at the IATEFL Conference Brighton 2018

artist in residence IATEFL 2018 Visual Arts Circle

One of our VAC members, Emma L. Pratt, was invited to participate in a innovative way at IATEFL 2018. Header Image: Detail from “The Ecosytem”, in response to the first plenary about the relationship between research and the classroom. Being Invited to be the Artist in Residence at IATEFL in Brighton 2018 When I was invited to be the artist …

Anna Whitcher & Kieran Donaghy: GISIG & Visual Arts Circle Joint PCE

Social Justice in ELT Visual Arts Circle image by Emma Louise Pratt

Social Justice and ELT through the Visual Arts Last March, Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy presented at the GISIG and Visual Arts Circle Joint PCE.   In this session , they looked at a number of resources such as projects, resource websites, lesson plans and publications which promote social justice in English language teaching, created by members of the Visual Arts Circle, …

Seventh Edition of the Image Conference to be Held in Athens

  We are delighted to announce that the seventh edition of the Image Conference, the annual conference of the Visual Arts Circle, will be held on 6th and 7th October in Athens, Greece. The announcement was made after Kieran Donaghy’s closing plenary session at the recent TESOL-Greece Convention in Athens. The Conference Organiser will be Visual Arts Circle Events Coordinator, Sylvia Karastathi, whose institution, New York College, which is the very heart of Athens, will be hoisting the event.   The Call for Paper will be published on Monday 23rd April and details of registration will follow shortly. We very much look forward to seeing in you in Athens.

Global Issues SIG and Visual Arts Circle Pre-Conference Event – Brighton 9th April 2018

Social Justice and ELT through the Visual Arts – GISIG and Visual Arts Circle Joint PCE Visual images can be arresting and powerful. We have all at some point in our lives been stunned by a photograph or painting that has resonated with us – the Afghani girl on the cover of National Geographic or Picasso’s Guernica. These images can …