Hamamatsu JALT:

Encouraging learner autonomy through peer feedback in the writing classroom

Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2012 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Jennie Roloff Rothman

Peer feedback is crucial for managing group dynamics, empowering effective writing and developing learner autonomy. By reflecting on the writing process and peer work, learners can improve their own writing skills while supporting that same development in their classmates. This support helps create a safe, mutually beneficial environment--a community of writers--where learning can flourish. This workshop introduces tools for fostering autonomy in writing and participants will have the opportunity to evaluate them in discussions. The workshop will conclude with participants reflecting on the applicability of the materials to their own contexts and sharing their own ideas for promoting peer feedback in the writing classroom.

Jennie Roloff Rothman received her MA in TESOL at Teachers College Columbia University, Japan campus. There she co-founded and still currently manages the TC Japan Writing Center. She is currently a senior lecturer in the English Language Institute at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. Her current teaching and research interests include writing, writing centers, use of peer feedback, learner autonomy and materials development.

This event is co-sponsored by the Yokohama JALT Chapter.

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

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

Venue: Zaza City Palette, 5th Floor

Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


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