CDF (Classes de Francais):

The Role of Sleep in Learning (day 1 of 2)

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2005 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Roslyn Young

Sleep is very difficult to study because we can only try to understand why it is that we sleep when we are awake. This does not mean, however, that no understanding of sleep is possible. Here are some of the questions likely to come up during the seminar: Why do we sleep? Why do adults need about eight hours of sleep per day, new-born babies about twenty, and adolescents as much as they can manage to get? As soon as we examine a little more closely the question of sleep, it becomes obvious that we do not sleep to rest. What then do we sleep for? What relationship is there between being tired and needing sleep? How many different kinds of sleep can we find? What role does sleep play in the learning process? And how can teachers work in such a way as to use their students' sleep consciously and deliberately when they are teaching? This seminar will be quite active, in spite of the topic! Roslyn Young is an English teacher living in France who has been working with the Gattegno Approach for teaching languages (aka The Silent Way) for over 35 years. Her annual series of workshops will take place this year at CDF. For more details, see CDF's webpage.

Organization: CDF (Classes de Francais)

Cost: 20,500 yen (for both days) (18,500 yen before the 1st of Sept.)

Venue: CDF (Classes de Francais) 107-0052, Tokyo, Minato-ku, Akasaka 8-4-7 2F M'Aoyama-Itchome Tel: 03-3475-0745

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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