Conference China 2016

Call for Papers

Autonomy Within and Beyond the Classroom 

International Independent Learning Conference 2016 

Time: 4th —6th, November, 2016 (Friday-Sunday) 

Venue: Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Conference website:

Conference theme: Autonomy within and beyond the classroom

This conference is the 7th of its kind since the start and it aims to explore the educational, social, cultural and technical aspects of Independent Learning (IL), hence to establish a network as well as meeting point of IL researchers and practitioners. 

We welcome presentations, seminars, workshops and posters on the following sub-themes:

1. Autonomy and identity 

2. Autonomy and assessment 

3. Autonomy, interaction and collaboration

4. Autonomy and critical thinking

5. Autonomy and agency (motivation and strategies)

6. Autonomy in the era of Information Technology 

7. Teacher and researcher autonomy

8. Autonomy and sociocultural theory

9. Autonomy and curriculum Design

10. Autonomy and Flipped Classroom Teaching

11. Autonomy and MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses)

12. Other related topics


Keynote Speakers (in alphabetic order):

Philip BENSON (Macquarie University, Australia)

Sara COTTERALL (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

Andy Xuesong GAO (Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China)

Garold MURRAY (Okayama University, Japan)

SUN Youzhong (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China )

Lawrence Jun ZHANG, University of Auckland, New Zealand; “Chutian Scholars Program” Visiting Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission:  31 March 2016

Notification of acceptance:  31 May 2016

Presenter registration (to guarantee a place in the conference program):  31 August 2016

Submission of full papers:  31 August 2016

Submission of other proceeding contributions:  1 February 2017 

All presentations will be 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for Q & A. Your abstract (in MS Word version), written in English and sent to, should not exceed 250 words. Use single space, 1-inch page margin, 12-pointfont size, and Times New Roman. 


Contact: For the attendants who have not received registration instructions, please send an email to  and we will send you the instrucitons for payment etc. For other inquiries, you are also welcome to contact us through


  • Independent Learning Association


  • Foreign  Language  Teaching Advisory Board
  • (under the Ministry of Education of China)
  • Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Beijing, China
  • Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, Shanghai, China 
  • Higher Education Press, Beijing, China

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