Kyoto JALT:

Brain-based teaching and Learning-Centered Activities

Date: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Speaker: Curtis Kelly and MASH Collaboration

Kyoto JALT has together with MASH put together a half-day event focusing on brain-based teaching and learning-centered activities, with a keynote presentation on brain studies by Dr. Curtis Kelly, a poster session by five teachers and discussion circles for everyone. Brain studies give us a better picture of how learning occurs. A growing movement called "brain-compatible teaching" calls on us to develop teaching practices that focus less on language and more on how it is learned. In an updated version of his popular featured speaker JALT2008 workshop, the presenter discusses discoveries such as the roles of deep processing, sleep, interaction, body maps and emotion.

* 1:00 - Registration
* 1:15 - Keynote Presentation: "Brain Studies and the Science of Learning" by Dr. Curtis Kelly
* 2:15 - Break
* 2:30 - Poster Session: Five Teachers Share Learning-Centered Methods and Activities
* 3:30 - Break
* 3:45 - Discussion Circles: Issues and Action Plans
* 4:45 - Wrap-up and clean up

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

Cost: JALT Members: 500 yen
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Aranvert Hotel Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line - Gojo Station) Map:

Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan


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