Oita JALT:

Creative homework design ideas to flip your classroom and Going paperless

Date: Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Speaker: Robert Cochrane

Homework can be a valuable tool that serves a variety of purposes: scaffolding, review, preparation, consciousness raising and grammar practice. It is often overlooked by teachers and ignored by students. In this workshop we will discuss some ways to design engaging homework activities using task-based learning and motivational design. By taking the learning out of the classroom, valuable class time can be used for more communicative activities. Topics to be covered are ideas, implementation, tools and feedback. The results of an ongoing study of factors that increase student engagement will also be presented. Going paperless Dealing with students' homework and providing feedback is an area that keeps many teachers from using homework. We will also discuss how you can take your class paperless and provide important information and support for your students. Please bring your ideas and join the discussion.

Robert Cochrane has been teaching since 1991 at all levels of the Japanese education system. He is currently, teaching and doing research at Kyushu Sangyo University and has started PhD studies with Lancaster University in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning.

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

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

Venue: Holt Hall, Oita Kanaikeminami 1-5-1 Oita, Oita 870-0839

Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan


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