Okayama JALT:

Poetics for Autonomous Learning and Teaching

Date: Sunday, February 18th, 2007 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Hugh Nicoll, Miyazaki Municipal University

Autonomous learning and teaching demands a high degree of tolerance for ambiguity among its practitioners, students and teachers alike. The presentation will explore poetics and writings on arts education for theoretical and practical perspectives on creativity, and as source texts for reflecting on learner autonomy in language learning and teaching. It will be in two parts: a theoretical "talk" followed by a workshop where the presenter will introduce possible uses of poetry in university writing classes.

Hugh Nicoll has been teaching in Japan for 23 years, and is currently professor of English at Miyazaki Municipal University. He is active in the Learner Development SIG, and in the Learner Autonomy SIG (IATEFL).

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Sankaku A Bldg. 2F near Omotecho in Okayama City

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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