Temple University Japan:
Understanding Language Course Design as a Problem-Solving Process
Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Crabbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Course design at its most basic is specifying learning goals, together with effective learning opportunities to achieve those goals. But it is more exciting than that. Course design in practice and in context is not static. It requires systematic and on-going problem-solving that starts with understanding the people concerned and the resources available. The understanding entails elements such as the potential roles of learners and teachers, their motivation and beliefs, the opportunities available in and out of the classroom for communicative performance, ways of enhancing that performance, ways of describing it for better metacognitive understanding, and any obstacles in taking up the opportunities.
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ-Tokyo campus, Azabu Hall 3F, 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
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