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Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom (with Lots of Songs) 「言語学習における集団力学について~ 歌を効果的に利用しながら~」

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tim Murphey, PhD

Tottori JALT's next event will be on March 12 (Sunday) from 2pm to 4pm at Tottori University. The title will be “Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom (with Lots of Songs)” in English or 「言語学習における集団力学について~ 歌を効果的に利用しながら~」in Japanese. The presenter will be Tim Murphey, professor at Kanda University of International Studies and past plenary speaker at JALT’s International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning.

Presentation Abstract:
Based on my book with Zoltan Dornyei first, I will give an overview of the importance of teachers attending to group dynamic processes and stages to help students learn more socially and interactively in language classrooms. We will then go through the four main stages in group life (forming, transition, performing, and dissolution), and look at the special needs and problems that seem to occur in most classrooms.
Time permitting, in the second half of the workshop we will look more closely at the use of songlets (short songs) in getting students to bond and acquire good learning strategies and life-skills.


We hope to see you all at Tottori JALT's next event “Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom (with Lots of Songs)” 「言語学習における集団力学について~ 歌を効果的に利用しながら~」 with Tim Murphey on March 12 (Sunday) from 2pm to 4pm at Tottori University's Koho Center.

Warm regards,

Tottori JALT (The Japan Association for Language Teaching)
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