Yokohama JALT:

Writing Center Workshop

Date: Sunday, April 17th, 2011 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Jennie Roloff, Robert Moreau, Peter Cassidy

Description:
The workshop will have as its focus the writing center movement, its pioneers, important underlying philosophies, and some key practices that can be applied to a variety of institutional contexts. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider and discuss their existing knowledge of this movement's history, the underlying philosophies and practices that best serves their institutional contexts, observe and conduct a tutorial session, and actively participate in discussions of real case studies ranging from a pre-k writing center context to the more traditional context found at the university level. There will be two Q and A sessions in order to help clarify and prepare participants for group activities geared to bettering their understanding of the dynamic nature of today's writing center.

Schedule:
12.30 Introduction
12.35 History
1.05 Considering Contexts
1.20 Common Misconceptions
1.30 (10 minute break)
1.40 Columbia University TC
2.10 Q and A Session
2.40 Conducting a Tutorial
3.10 Real Case Studies
3.25 Conclusion Final Q and A session
3:30 End

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

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

Venue: Language Lab at Yokohama City University. Kanazawa-Hakkei Campus 22-2 Seto, Kanazawa-ku, 236-0027

Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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