Osaka JALT:

What's Lev Got to Do With It? Vygotskyan Trends in Recent Pedagogy, Professional Development and Language Acquisition

Date: Saturday, January 8th, 2005 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Speaker: Larry Metzger, Deryn Verity, and David Woodfield

The zone of proximal development (ZPD), talk as a psychological tool, internalization, private speech! What is all this? Over the last decade more and more language teachers have been finding inspiration in the ideas of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. Find out why! This discussion/workshop is designed to introduce several fundamental concepts of the neo-Vygotskyan paradigm. The three speakers will structure some activities for you to participate in with the object that you will be able to discover for yourself what Vygotsky has to offer.

Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Osaka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen / 600 yen for full-time students

Venue: Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center, on the fifth floor of Umeda's Dai-2 Building. Tel: 06-6345-5000.

Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan


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