Keynote speakers

Professor Cecilia Jacobs

Cecilia JacobsCecilia Jacobs is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Prior to this she was the teaching and learning co-ordinator in the Engineering Faculty at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, which entailed working with engineering educators in the areas of curriculum development, teaching and learning. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Kwazulu-Natal and was awarded an Associate Professorship by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for her work in the area of teaching and learning. She is co-leader of the Work-Integrated Learning Research Unit, a research niche area funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and based at CPUT. She is an NRF-rated researcher and her research interests are in disciplinary literacies and how disciplinary knowledge is communicated through discipline-specific language. Current research focuses on the teaching of disciplinary literacies within disciplinary domains and its implications for academic developers and disciplinary specialists in higher education.

See Cecilia Jacobs (2015). Mapping the terrains of ICLHE: a view from the south. In Wilkinson, Robert, & Walsh, Mary Louise (Eds.). Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education: From Theory to Practice (pp. 21-38). Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-65726-3. E-ISBN 978-3-653-05109-4 (E-book). DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05109-4

Prof Franҫois Grin

Francois Grin

After a PhD in economics in Geneva, François Grin has worked at the University of Montréal and the University of Washington (Seattle), and served as Deputy Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany. He is currently full Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI) at the University of Geneva, as well as visiting professor at the University of Lugano, where he teaches the  management of linguistic and cultural diversity.

François Grin has specialised in language economics, education economics, and policy evaluation in these areas. He is the author of numerous publications; he has carried out large-scale projects for scientific research agencies and consulted for international organisations such as the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the World Bank Institute and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF). He has advised various national and regional governments on language and education policy issues. His latest book, The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace (with C. Sfreddo and F. Vaillancourt) was published by Routledge in 2010.

See François Grin (2015). Foreign language skills, “linguistic work” and the economic theory of value. In Wilkinson, Robert, & Walsh, Mary Louise (Eds.). Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education: From Theory to Practice (pp. 39-58). Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-65726-3. E-ISBN 978-3-653-05109-4 (E-book). DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05109-4

Prof Geert Hofstede

Geert HofstedeSee Geert Hofstede

Speech: Seven Deadly Sins in a Multicultural World, April 12, 2013.

 

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