Toyohashi JALT:

Mini-conference: Thinking Critically

Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2012 Time: 9:15 AM - 4:10 PM

Speaker: James Crocker, David Kluge, James Matchett, Steve Quasha, and Ken Slater

This mini-conference, jointly sponsored by the College and University Educators (CUE) SIG, the Critical Thinking SIG, and the Speech, Drama & Debate (SD&D) SIG, will feature presentations and workshops on the topic of critical thinking and debate in language learning and teaching.


  • 9:15 - 9:30 Registration
  • 9:30 - 9:50 James Matchett
    From U.S. High School Forensics to the Japanese University Classroom
  • 9:50 - 10:30 Ken Slater
    Can Critical Thinking Improve TOEFL Scores?
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Break
  • 10:50 - 12:00 David Kluge
    Teaching Debate as a Physical Sport
  • 12:30 - 1:15 Lunch break
    Poster sessions by local members, and SIG displays in room 543:
    • Tony Young: Recording, Transcribing and Analyzing Student Talks
    • Loic Renoud: Visualizing grammatical aspect in French
    • Displays by College and University Educators (CUE), Critical Thinking SIG and Speech, Drama & Debate (SD&D) SIG
  • 1:30 - 2:40 Steve Quasha
    Critical Thinking on the Fly: Engaging Learners in Processing Classroom Activities
  • 3:00 - 4:10 James Crocker
    Critical Thinking as Content-Based Instruction

Abstracts, bio, and other information can be accessed on JALT Toyohashi's website. Bento lunches will be available (orders must be placed during registration in the morning for lunchtime delivery).

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 2,000 yen (1000 yen for half-day)

Venue: Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 543

Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan


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