Self-Determined Language Teaching: What It Means and How To Do It
Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Quint Oga-Baldwin and Neil McClelland (University of Kitakyushu)
Self-determination theory describes human motivation in terms of how individuals control their lives and environments. Central to this theory is the concept of autonomy, the sense that our actions are internally directed. In this presentation, we will discuss how teachers can make their classrooms places of autonomous learning. We offer clear definitions and examples of self-determined teaching and learning, and then present recent research findings which corroborate these ideas. These findings will be used to make clear recommendations for teachers on how to create an autonomous, self-determined learning environment for all levels of language classes.
Quint Oga-Baldwin has taught at every level of the Japanese education system. He currently trains future elementary and junior high school teachers. His research interests include elementary foreign language education, student engagement and motivation, and teacher education.
Neil McClelland is an Associate Professor at the University of Kitakyushu and has more than twenty years of experience teaching in Japan. Research interests include language learning motivation and the application of Psychology in Applied Linguistics.
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: ACROS Fukuoka, 2F, Seminar room 1, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City (map)
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