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EBL in Languages

Enquiry-Based Learning in Languages

26 September 2008

CEEBL, University of Manchester

To mark the occasion of the annual European Day for Languages on 26 September 2008, the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures (SLLC) at the University of Manchester, in partnership with the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies hosted a day-long conference on one of the most innovative teaching and learning methodologies in languages in recent years. Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) has been growing steadily across all sectors as a way to enhance students' independent learning, encourage intellectual curiosity, develop valuable transferable skills and increase overall motivation. EBL firmly places learners at the centre of the learning experience engaging them in an active role, making them responsible for their own learning and, where applicable, for that of their fellow students.

The notes from the closing roundtable discussion and a full report from the day are available for download from the Subject Centre website.

The following are some of the presentations that were given on the day: