Yokohama JALT:

Dynamite Debates: A Case Study

Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2007 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Tom Anderson

Description:
Every autumn, Anderson teaches a debate class in an interdepartmental program at a large private university. In this presentation, he will discuss ways in which he has made this class a workshop learning environment. We will look at team formation, learning contracts and team member roles, preparation including learning about debate elements, the debate itself, and evaluation. He will also present student feedback and examine how debate could be adapted for lower level students. Audience discussion and questions will be warmly appreciated.

Tom Anderson has taught English in Japan for over twenty years and currently teaches at Aoyama Gakuin University and Tokai University.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Ginou Bunka Kaikan (Skills and Culture Center) near JR Kannai and Yokohama Subway Isezakichojamachi [See yojalt.bravehost.com for map]

Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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