Matsuyama Chapter

(2 presentations)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Mahender Gakkula
Speaker: 
Chris Haswell (Fukuoka)

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Location: 
M215, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Matsuyama Chapter Report: 2015

General Information Section
Year: 
2015
EBM-Net rep: 
Kiyoshi Shioiri

My share

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Laura Kawaguchi (Ehime U. Faculty of Education Fuzoku Elementary School),
Speaker: 
Rod Lange (Ehime Univ.),
Speaker: 
Danielle Kurihara (Ehime Univ.),
Speaker: 
Glenn Magee (Ehime Univ.),
Speaker: 
Masaki Seike (CS Toys International and Ehime Agricultural Institute)

Last year was our first My Share event at Matsuyama JALT and we would like to build on this success. This workshop presents five activities that can be used to increase student engagement. Facilitators will give a short introduction of their activities, along with any materials/handouts that participants might need.

Location: 
Shukaishitsu, 3rd floor, Matsuyama-city Harmony Plaza
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

What have you accomplished? Using Teaching Portfolios to examine the past and prepare for the future.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Kristin Armitage, Assistant Professors, Ehime University
Speaker: 
Chris Connelly, Assistant Professor, Ehime University
Speaker: 
Meg Ellis, Assistant Professor, Ehime University

For some organizations like Ehime University, creating a Teaching Portfolio is a faculty development requirement as part of assessing the quality of tertiary teaching.

Location: 
Aidai Muse M215, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

(1)Mind, Brain, and Education: Utilising RAD to foster positive classroom conditions; (2) Neuro-CLIL: exploring CLIL from neurobiological perspectives

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
(1) Glenn Magee, Assistant Professor, Ehime University
Speaker: 
(2) Takashi Uemura, Assistant Professor, Global Engineering Development Center, Yamaguchi

(1) Our understanding of the brain and the nature of learning has developed considerably in the last few decades. Advances in technology allow us to explore learning as it happens through brain-mapping and neuro-imaging Findings from neuroscience offer a different perspective on how brains learn successfully that are evidence based. It is important to note that we do not have to be experts in neuroscience ourselves to benefit from this research. There are an increasing body of neuroscientists that have turned their attention to the learning process and provided compelling literature on explaining the brain. In particular, researchers have also offered useful models for educators to draw upon. In this presentation Magee will introduce some common misconceptions about the brain before introducing RAD an acronym for framing activities used in the classroom based on three aspects of the learning brain: the reticular activation system, the amygdala, and dopamine. Using both theory to explain the concepts behind this acronym, and examples from his own teaching to show how these concepts can be operationalised in the classroom, Magee will draw on his extensive teaching experience at all levels of education in Japan. The presentation will combine lecture and experiential components for participants to consider for using this model to aid learners attention, lower stress, and to help them focus on lesson content.

Location: 
M215, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

(1) L2 Possible Selves of Japanese University Students; (2) Applying the ARCS Model of Motivational Design

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 July 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
(1) Sarah Faherty, Sojo International Learning Center, Sojo University
Speaker: 
(2) Roderick Lange, Faculty of Engineering, Ehime University

(1)This presentation will discuss the extent to which 6 non-English major students have clear L2 Possible Selves. First, the terms will be defined and the current research in this field summarized. Several learner archetypes will then be identified and the implications for future teaching will also be discussed.

Location: 
Aidai Muse M215, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The 6th Annual Shikoku JALT Conference (Matsuyama + East Shikoku Chapters, with OUP)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Neil Cowie, Okayama University (Keynote)
Speaker: 
Ben Shearon, Tohoku University (OUP)

For more info visit East Shikoku JALT:
http://esjalt.org/2015/01/17/6th-annual-shikoku-jalt-conference/#more-429

(Keynote address) Language Teaching, Digital Technology and Assessment
E-learning of foreign languages is spreading exponentially. Some of the many different ways this is manifested include textbook based websites, blended classrooms and wholly online environments. In turn, teachers and researchers are becoming more and more knowledgeable about the various components of e-learning. These include choices of online materials and applications, ways to organize different kinds of e-learning lessons, and the uses of different kinds of digital technology (both hardware and software). In order to try to understand the way in which e-learning is heading the presenter and his colleague carried out a three year study of university teachers in six different countries (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, and the USA). The study examined the practices of expert teachers and found that there were many commonalities in teaching philosophy, use of technology, and classroom approach; there was, however, less information available on types of assessment. Subsequently assessment became the focus for the next round of research. This presentation will, therefore, attempt to:
1) Give an overview of current e-learning practices in EFL/ESL.
2) Report on ways that teachers can give feedback and assess student work using digital technology.
3) Identify a number of topical issues linking assessment and technology.

Location: 
Tokushima University in Tokushima
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

English for beyond the classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 May 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Jim Ronald, Hiroshima Shudo University

Much of the spoken language found in English textbooks or classrooms may appear strange, or even rude, in real communicative situations. We will first consider the ways that pragmatics may offer insights into how language is actually used in social contexts, then try out a range of pragmatics-focused classroom activities.

Location: 
M33, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Approaches to Student Writing Feedback

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Junko Otoshi, Okayama University
Speaker: 
Luke Draper, Ehime University

This presentation considers various effective methods of feedback beyond comments written in red pen. The first speaker (Otoshi) will discuss a project in which upperclassmen have been trained to advise students on their writing. The second speaker (Draper) will present a case study and student evaluation of peer feedback workshops.

Location: 
M33, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Useful Websites and Apps for Language Education

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Kevin Tang, Ehime University
Speaker: 
Ian Brown, Matsuyama University

This presentation introduces websites and apps ideal for learners of all levels. It shows participants how these technologies help manage classes, and incorporate aural and visual elements to foster greater communications and creativity. It also outlines the benefits of using these technologies to supplement language learning and extend classroom interactions.

Location: 
M33, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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