This presentation describes the Transmedia Teaching Framework: a social-constructivist approach to education designed to empower learners to be active co-creators of knowledge. The framework is theoretically built on the concepts of Transmedia Storytelling, Participatory culture and Multiple Intelligence Theory.
To define the term ecological dynamic assessment (eDA), the presenter will first introduce two dynamic assessment theories (interventionist and interactionist) and discuss them from a Vygotskian point of view.
As students acclimate to university life, they often are encouraged by teachers to take their education into their own hands by becoming responsible for their own learning, what teachers refer to as 'being an autonomous learner.' While most teachers try to balance stick-and-carrot motivation, from the student perspective it usually boils down to either having more tasks to complete for explicit cr
Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren't quite sure where to start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘advisors’ or financial institutions.
In 1980, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson published their seminal work, “Metaphors We Live By.” In 1999, they published a follow-up volume, “Philosophy in The Flesh.” In the intervening decades, research on conceptual metaphor blossomed, and today, we know that even beginning EFL learners can benefit from a basic understanding of metaphor, and in particular, primary metaphors in English.
In order to examine what we know and understand about the effectiveness of recasts in the second language classroom, this paper presents the results of a meta-analytic review of the current research on recasts. Initial analysis showed an average weighted effect size of 0.38.
Based on work that the presenter did when he was Chair of Graduate Studies in Education at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates, he’ll share findings from several studies that examined a special course delivery system that was developed to serve the needs of Emirati women as they faced the challenge of embarking on graduate studies.
The presentation was divided into two parts. The first part explained a research project surveying the language learning attitudes towards English at four universities in one Japanese prefecture. The purpose was to investigate whether attitudes might have changed today compared to a decade and a half ago, when it was proposed that English should become the second official language in Japan.