Gunma Chapter

Published: Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:03pm


For updated information on Gunma Chapter and events, please click here to access our website.

Gunma JALT hosts events at various universities in Maebashi. Events are generally held every month except March and December and include featured speakers from our own chapter and around the world. We also have a wonderful 2-day workshop summer workshop in Kusatsu.

Upcoming events are posted to the JALT Events Calendar, which can be found by clicking here.

An archive of some of our past events can be found by clicking here.  If you have ideas or requests for speakers or events, please send an email to our Program Chair at

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Our current officers are: John Larson, Sylvain Bergeron, Joël Laurier, Michele Steele, Harry Meyer, Raymond Hoogenboom, Barry Keith, Lori-Ann Desrosiers, Yoko Miyazaki, Renee Sawazaki, Hideto Harashima and Kayvon Havaei-Ahary. For contact information, please click here.

Chapter Officers

Raymond Hoogenboom
Mark Deadman
Joël Laurier
Stephen Howes
Sylvain Bergeron

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Upcoming Events

Steve Jugovic
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Many teaching certifications typically include various instructional approaches and methods but often exclude the students’ important cognitive processes of how actual learning takes place. Why do students have difficulty sitting and concentrating for extended periods or forget recently taught content so quickly? Is the student staring out the window as a result of boredom, a limited attention span or actually consolidating the information? Over the past decade or so, advances in neuroimaging technology have given us significantly greater understanding of the human brain, leading to the emergence of Mind, Brain and Education, Science (MBE). Further to this, NeuroELT - where neuroscience informs language teaching, is providing valuable content and supporting teachers in Japan and abroad through the JALT Brain SIG and FAB conferences.

Considering NeuroELT relates to MBE, this session is suitable for a variety of teaching contexts. Amongst the broad spectrum of research areas, the presenter will include topics regarding the crucial keys to learning- attention and memory, the importance of intermittent movement, exercise and other biological aspects such as sleep and nutrition. Based on the content presented, a brief closing workshop will engage participants in creating a simple interactive Q & A; poster mini-session, employing a method able to be replicated with a variety of topics. It is anticipated that attendees will move a little and be able to transfer and retrieve the information to and from long-term- memory!


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