Strategies for Generating Student Motivation
Date: Sunday, November 27th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
You walk into the classroom. The students are at the back chatting with friends, sitting in silence, checking their phones, or resting their heads on the desks. Then, suddenly, the bell sounds. It is the start of the class. How do we as teachers change the classroom dynamic to one where learning can take place for all concerned? How do we create an environment and experience that will spark our students' natural curiosity and eagerness to develop? Once in action, how can we help nurture and sustain their interest throughout the lesson when learner motivation is constantly at threat. This presentation will provide an overview of Dörnyei's motivational teaching practice model (2001), describe its practical application in the L2 classroom, and explore strategies for generating, maintaining and protecting student motivation. The audience will be invited to share their own experiences of and suggestions for stimulating teen spirit.
Andrew Boon is an associate professor in the faculty of humanities at Toyo Gakuen University. He has been teaching in Japan for over 13 years and is an Aston University PhD student. He has been an active member of JALT since 2004, has presented at numerous conferences, and has published several articles on teacher development, motivation, and methodology. At the time of writing, he is currently working on a new coursebook, Discover the News with David Harrington (Language Solutions, 2011).
This event is part of the Four Corners Tour. The Four Corners Tour, now in its 23rd year, sends featured speakers from the JALT International Conference on tours throughout Japan. This year, Kitakyushu JALT and Fukuoka JALT are sharing this leg of the tour. Speaker Andy Boon will give the same talk in Kokura and Nishijin:
- Kitakyushu JALT
Saturday, November 26th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Room 31, Kokura, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture map
- Fukuoka JALT
Sunday, November 27th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Seinan Community Center, Nishijin, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture map
Please choose whichever event is more convenient for you.
Please note: This is the first of two events by Fukuoka JALT on this day. The second event is in the evening at the Apple Store (reservations required)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: Seinan Community Center (2F), Nishijin, Fukuoka City map
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