Yokohama JALT:

Eureka! Finding a direction forward with research planning

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2009 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuin University)

In this workshop, the presenter will provide an overview of Freeman's (1998) chapter on forming and developing lines of inquiry when researching one 's own teaching context. Participants will be encouraged to formulate or bring along research questions to work on. They will then be introduced to Cooperative Development (Edge, 1992) and Instant Messenger Cooperative Development (Boon, 2005, 2007, 2009), a non-evaluative interactional framework for supporting peer reflection, exploration and expansion of ideas and discovery. Through undertaking a Cooperative Development session with someone who is willing to listen and reflect back a participant's emerging thoughts, it is hoped that workshop members will go away with a much clearer and solid understanding of their individual research plans and how they would like to proceed with them.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kanagawa Labor Plaza, (Map)

Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


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