Himeji JALT:

Developing Personalized Portfolio Rubrics for the EFL Classroom

Date: Sunday, April 18th, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker: Steve Quasha, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya

In this workshop, the presenter will demonstrate how portfolio assessment plays an integral part in his communicative English courses at a Japanese women's university. Participants will experience tasks and activities that will enable them to successfully develop their own grading rubrics, coordinate peer assessment, and learn why shared accountability improves language acquisition based on interactional theories of language.

Creating portfolios provide students with the chance to learn the skills of reflection, self-evaluation, critical thinking and independent learning. Portfolios can be used in a variety of teaching situations to promote student generated experiential learning.

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

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

Venue: Himeji Rodokaikan Room Circle B

Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan


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