Two presentations: (1) The Psychology of Difficult Students, (2) How e-Learning will Change the World
Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2003 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
The first topic tonight is "The Psychology of Difficult Students." Every college teacher must face students who are bored, indifferent, and even hostile. While there are no simple solutions for dealing with such students, four theories in psychology related to motivation, moral development, and learning provide fascinating insights. The presenter will also explain how our pedagogy is based on the industrial model, and how radical humanistic techniques can dismantle the "wall of fear."
The second topic tonight is "Trends in Education and How e-Learning will Change the World." The presenter will discuss four trends that are changing the role of education in society. The first is centralization, which will probably cause half of Japan's to disappear in the next fifty years. The second is the adult education boom, which might save them. The third is a shift in pedagogical focus from content to process, and the fourth is the increasing availability of e-Learning, which in the end, might render the other three trends of little meaning.
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kobe JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: Shigaku Kaikan (five-minute walk from the East Exit of JR Motomachi Station)
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