Surviving in the Mixed Level Classroom
Date: Sunday, January 26th, 2003 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Hamilton and Alan M. Cogen
Due to a declining pool of college-aged students, more universities have had to accept lower level students. For teachers this has resulted in more lower-level learners and a wider range of abilities. Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences provides innovative alternatives for this new environment. The theory supports that students have different abilities, and different preferred learning styles. The presenters have found success using "collaborative learning". Group problem solving exercises allow students the opportunity to select different learning roles. As students achieve success with these roles and become comfortable with group tasks, they take on more challenging roles and problems. Four collaborative tasks will be introduced through audience participation. It is hoped that participants will gain practical ideas for teaching.
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Hokkaido JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: HIS (Hokkaido International School) 1-55 5-jo 19-chome, Hiragishi Toyohira-ku, Sapporo (near Sumikawa Subway Station)
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