Saitama JALT:

A Reflective Multi-purpose Gizmo that Helps Busy Teachers for the Entire School Year

Date: Sunday, April 8th, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Stacey Vye (Saitama University)

Do you have too many students and not enough time learn more about them? At times, do you have difficulty recalling their names? And are you passionate about facilitating your students‚ English reflective language learning and improvement, yet have little time to give frequent individual guidance while staying sane at the same time? In this hands-on workshop, you can get ideas for creating student-generated reflection by the use of a multiple-purpose gizmo (tool) in your classes designed for your own teaching context(s). This gizmo supports students and their teachers from secondary to adult education if the student can read and write at a basic level of English. In addition, the aid is ecologically friendly requiring just one piece of paper per student for the entire course and is beneficial for classrooms that lack computer access. Moreover, the device flexibly serves as a reflection and self-assessment tool, a name badge, a classroom language guide, a vocabulary builder, an attendance taker, and chances for greater student to student and student-teacher communication without much energy required to implement and maintain. Consequently, it will generate less work and more passion for you so you can be more present and enjoy life in your classrooms.

Stacey Vye is an Assistant Professor at the Saitama University Center for English Education and Development (CEED) in Japan. Her research interests include reflection, learner and teacher autonomy in language education including the connections between both processes.

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

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

Venue: Sakuragi Kominkan 5th floor, Shiino Omiya Center Plaza 1-10-18 Saukragicho, Omiya Saitama 330-0854

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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