EXTENDING THE COLLABORATIVE POTENTIAL OF ENGLISH TEACHING AND LEARNING PUBLISHEDAlina-Andreea DRAGOESCU URLICA, Laura-Ioana COROAMĂ-DORNEANU, Lulzime KAMBERI email@example.com
The paper puts forth a presentation of our guiding aims regarding the collaborative research we have undertaken in recent years, on-going projects, and knowledge-transfer activities. We wish to bring our contribution to the internationalization of higher education and to participate in relevant networks of communication promoting an interdisciplinary and ecological perspective on education. For this purpose, we have designed English learning materials in line with interdisciplinary curricula for students within various faculties related to Life sciences within the BUASVM “King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara. By presenting more details about our work in progress, we ultimately hope to promote the acquisition of soft skills and purposeful, meaningful communication with and between students and future European citizens, as well as promoting ecological awareness through a constructivist learning framework. Our contribution to the trans-disciplinary dialogue between English language teachers and researchers across borders enables the paper to be seen as a manifesto for cooperation between ecologically-minded professionals of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP).
English language; teaching; ESP (English for Specific Purposes); Ecolinguistics; communication; collaborative education; value system.