Doing Action Research: A project on teacher talk & interactional strategies, plus a brainstorming workshop for practitioners

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
Daniel Hougham
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Some children learning English in Japan are very reticent; they are quiet and not used to speaking up. How can such reticent students have a fair and equal chance of participating and succeeding ? The aims of this presentation/workshop are twofold: (1) to present and discuss the methods and results of an Action Research (AR) project which the presenter conducted, focusing on teacher talk and interactional strategies in several Japanese elementary schools, and (2) to work together to identify common problematic situations or issues among workshop participants’ particular teaching contexts, and then brainstorm ways of addressing these issues using an AR approach. For details, see http://hiroshima-jalt.org