Gunma JALT:

Exploratory Practice

Date: Sunday, July 24th, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Alison Stewart

Description:
Exploratory Practice, also known as "inclusive practitioner research" (Allwright & Hanks, 2009), is a set of principles for conducting research on learning with students. Different from "action research", EP places an emphasis on the learners' concerns or "puzzles", or on seeking a better understanding of issues that face the class as a whole. Rather than finding solutions to specific problems, the focus in EP is always on improving "quality of life". In this workshop, participants are introduced to EP through the experiences of three researchers in different teaching contexts, before going on to reflect on and discuss "puzzles" in their own teaching and learning situations.

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

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

Venue: Maebashi Institute of Technology Ichi-go-kan 3F, Room 133 (map)

Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

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