East Shikoku JALT:

Mapping for EFL (part I): Mapping tools workshop

Date: Saturday, December 6th, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Lawrie Hunter, Kochi University of Technology

This workshop, part I of a 2-part series of workshops, begins with a brief overview of the variety of mapping types and mapping tools in use in education today, followed by a hands-on workshop on the use of (1) Hunter's infostructure maps and (2) Cmap Tools.

Hunter's infostructure maps are the underlying structure of "Critical Thinking" (Greene & Hunter, Asahi Press 2002) and "Thinking in English" (Hunter, Cengage 2008). Prereading is available here.

Cmap Tools have taken a solid hold in science education in many countries, primarily for use in representing learner's and instructor's perceptions of the nature of concepts, and have a number of other appealing applications for education. The tools themselves are free for download, and allow for free online storage and/or sharing. There is a growing online collection of maps at the Cmap website.

Participants who wish to bring their own laptops are encouraged to do so. Please be sure to have installed both PowerPoint and Cmap Tools (download Cmap Tools free from cmap.ihmc.us/download/)

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

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

Venue: Kochi Women's University, Language Lab (in South Building), 5-15 Eikokuji-cho, Kochi City

Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan


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