Akita JALT:

Genre pedagogy to lead students to a high stake of learning: Students' voice and critical thinking about environment issues through news item writing

Date: Friday, October 5th, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker: Inggy Yuliani Pribady

Description:
Akita-JALT will host this year's JALT National Conference Balsamo Asian Scholar, Indonesian Junior High School teacher, Inggy Yuliani Pribady. She will speak about genre pedagogy and how to assist students to think critically and learn deeply via scaffolded writing tasks. The event is free of charge and open to all.

Genre pedagogies have drawn on Systemic Functional Linguistic theory, which views language as a social semiotic system, i.e. a resource for making meaning in social context (Eggins & Martin 2002). It is the idea that the grammar of the English Language is a system to facilitate certain kinds of social and interpersonal interaction, represent ideas about the world and connect these ideas and interaction into meaningful text and make them relevant to their context (Halliday, 1978:12). This paper aims to describe ways in which appropriate scaffolding teaching and learning activities in genre pedagogy can be provided to guide the students to shape their ideas critically to the issues of environment in their writing. The scaffolding takes the form of a particular sequence of activities known as teaching and learning cycle which are Building Knowledge of The field, Modeling of the Text, Join construction and Independent Construction.

Inggy Yuliani Pribady holds a Master of English Education degree from Indonesia University of Education. She is an English teacher at 2 Junior High School in Bandung, Indonesia. She presented her research paper at National Seminar on Foreign Language Teaching 2011, Malaysia and at CamTesol 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.She also has got a scholarship to have training and present her paper at ISCF 39, 2012 in Sydney Australia. Her research interests include language learning strategies and sociocultural factors in foreign language acquisition.

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

Cost: free

Venue: Akita International University D building room 104

Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan

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