Temple University Japan:

Shadowing: What is it? How to Use and Research it in Class?

Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Yo Hamada (Akita University, Japan)

The pre sign-up (or course registration for those who are taking this seminar for credit is required for anybody attending the public session on Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 to 13:00. The sign-up process must be completed through "Distinguished Lecturer Series Seminar Sign-Up Form" that is available on TUJ Grad Ed website (www.tuj.ac.jp/grad-ed/seminars/form-seminars). The sign-up deadline is Friday, March 3 at 12:00. The public session Zoom link will be provided to those people who completed the online sign-up (or course registration) process by 18:00 on Friday, March 3.

It has been more than two decades since shadowing practice has been "imported" into Japanese English education. Especially, the past decade has seen a surge in shadowing in classrooms, on YouTube, and on the Internet. Most English teachers and learners in Japan seem to have heard of shadowing. However, it is also true that shadowing has been often misunderstood; is shadowing a listening practice or is it a speaking practice? Additionally, while shadowing use in classrooms or in independent learning has increased, the number of shadowing studies have not increased, so teachers and learners may know about shadowing, but they are probably not confident about how and why it works. There are four goals of this seminar: to understand the basic theory of shadowing; to review shadowing variations; to consider how one can use shadowing in the classroom, and to consider how to research shadowing. With these goals in mind, the seminar will be divided into four sessions. In the first session, the theory of shadowing will be briefly presented, and shadowing variations will be demonstrated. Also, the participants will occasionally try the variations and discuss them using Zoom break-out sessions. In the second session, the theory of shadowing will be further discussed, reviewing case studies and related papers. In the third session, how shadowing can be implemented will be discussed. The participants will present ideas of shadowing use in their teaching or learning context. Lastly, in the fourth session, the participants will discuss how to conduct a case study or action research in the classroom. The course project will involve the participants in reading several related papers and making mini-presentations of their ideas for shadowing use and shadowing research in the classroom (Sessions 3 and 4). Based on these ideas, the final project will ask participants to write a shadowing research proposal. Please be noticed that the order of the sessions and contents are subject to change to some extent. https://www.tuj.ac.jp/grad-ed/seminars

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: free

Venue: Online

Location: Online, Online Events, Online Event


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