Okayama JALT:

Social Justice and Critical Consciousness in the University EFL classroom

Date: Sunday, May 15th, 2011 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Alexis Pusina

What place, if any, does social justice and critical consciousness have in EFL learning? How can EFL teachers instill a sense of critical social consciousness into university EFL students? This interactive workshop will explore the idea of moving beyond language learning to developing students' critical thinking skills; analyzing and developing ideas for problems/issues in regards to inequity and injustice both inside and outside Japan. Useful ideas and activities will be offered; for example, getting students to write and talk about their own valuable life experiences in order to build a foundation for developing their critical thinking skills.

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

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

Venue: Sankaku Okayama map

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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