Fukuoka JALT:

Shaping Teaching to fit Theories of Learning

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2008 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Curtis Kelly

Almost daily, brain studies are giving us a better picture of how learning occurs. Unfortunately, the methods we use in the classroom have not kept pace. The presenter will discuss some fundamentals of learning such as emotional intelligence, multisensory input, and deep processing and discuss ways to use them in our language classes. Participants will be asked to redesign traditional lessons to better fit what we are discovering about learning. The second portion of the presentation will be about features found in his upcoming materials to be available soon from Cengage Learning.

Curtis Kelly (EdD) is a Professor of English at Osaka Gakuin University in Japan. He has spent most of his life developing learner-centered approaches for English students, especially those with low ability, confidence, and motivation. He believes learners should be pulled into English study rather than pushed. He has published 17 books and made over 200 presentations at academic conferences on these and other specialties, including adult education, English writing instruction, motivation, theories of learning, and storytelling. He has also hosted weekly television and radio shows in Japan.

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

Cost: free

Venue: Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Tenjin Satellite Campus (9F), Tenjin 2-8-38, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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Website: www.fukuokajalt.org

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