Kyoto JALT:

Teaching Gender-Related Issues in the Classroom

Date: Sunday, July 18th, 2010 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Folake Abbass and Robert O'Mochain

Two presenters will provide a much-needed focus on gender-related issues in the EFL classroom. Abass will address gender stereotypes and explore ways to encourage students to develop the critical intelligence necessary to move beyond culturally inherited stereotypes.'Mochain will discuss representations of masculinities on Japanese television and how his observations can be reported in EFL classrooms as part of a gender-awareness syllabus. Discussion circles will follow for opinion and idea exchange.

Specific Schedule:
1:30 – 2:00 Registration
2:00 – 3:00 Folake Abass - presentation (workshop) discussion
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3: 15 – 4:15 Robert O’Mochain – presentation (workshop) discussion
4:20 Closing remarks

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

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

Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto 2F Dai 2 Kaigishitsu

Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan


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