Okayama JALT:

Do teacher beliefs really influence classroom practices?

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2009 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Takako Nishino

This study investigates Japanese high school teachers' (n=139) beliefs and practices regarding communicative language teaching (CLT). Results show that CLT has not yet been widely used in Japanese high schools despite teachers' positive beliefs about CLT. They also demonstrate that contextual factors and teachers' perceived teaching efficacy influence the teachers' use of CLT.

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

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

Venue: On the 4th floor of Nishigawa Ai Plaza Library, 10-16 Saiwai-cho

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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