Kyushu-Okinawa JACET:

Rethinking How We Relate to Knowledge Assumptions About Teaching and the Educational Task

Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 2002 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Peter Park, Ph.D., Fielding Graduate Institute

JACET Kyushu-Okinawa chapter announces a special lecture/discussion on participatory education addressing educational needs of university teachers and students in Kyushu. Following introductory remarks, Dr. Park will engage the audience in a dialogue to help create:

  1. a greater understanding of the needs of the university teachers in the room, and,
  2. a model for student-centered learning.
About the speaker:Dr. Park is professor emeritus of the University of Massachusetts and has been a faculty member at Fielding Graduate Institute for 12 years. His research experiences include Italy, Finland, and Cuba, as well as the US. His current professional interests are participatory action research, and epistemological investigation involving representational knowledge, relational knowledge, and reflective knowledge in community and educational settings.
    Note: Limit of 20 persons so please reserve your place
    Contact: Tamah Nakamura, seminar coordinator for reservations:, tel: 092-921-2572, fax: 092-921-5976.
Prior to the JACET Kyushu-Okinawa chapter lecture, Dr. Park will offer an open forum to introduce you to the Fielding community of learning. The Fielding Graduate Institute offers graduate degrees in Organizational Development, Human and Organizational Development, Education Leadership and Change. As a Fielding student you will become part of a community of scholars dispersed around the world. This community is committed to transforming graduate education and research to advance individuals, organizations and society. Fielding students and graduates are self-directed, academically talented men and women who combine their practical experience with scholarly pursuits. (NO FEE for this open session. The fee applies to the lecture from 7:00.)

Organization: Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers (Kyushu-Okinawa JACET)

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

Venue: Fukuoka Women's Center (AMIKAS): Research Room A. Takamiya, Fukuoka (Tel: 092-526-3755)

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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