Learner Development SIG-related Events 2017


Learner Development SIG Forum – JALT International

Saturday, November 18, 2017 (10:55 am – 12:25 pm)

Convention Hall 300, Epochal Tsukuba

Tsukuba, Ibaraki

International Communities: Fostering Learner Development on a Global Stage

In the global age, it could be argued that an outward-looking mindset would be an invaluable tool that would embolden students to participate in a worldwide community of English speakers. Teachers can play a role in promoting notions of international awareness, and dialogue with the world outside of Japan. However, if these ideas are to be truly ‘owned’ by students, learners must find their place in the global community. The Learner Development SIG Forum at JALT2017 is based on the theme of fostering international mindsets through autonomous learning both inside and outside the classroom. Presentations in this forum explore teaching and learning both in Japan and abroad, while engaging learners with global issues, contents, language, and experiences that broaden both their global and local perceptions of themselves and other people.

Presenters: Blair Barr – Tamagawa University; Robert Morel – Toyo University; Andy Barfield – Chuo University; Nick Kasparek – Rikkyo University; James Underwood – Gakushuin University; Robert Werner – Ryutsu Keizai University; Martin Cater – J.F. Oberlin University; Nathan Ducker – Miyazaki Municipal University; Debjani Ray – Tokyo University of Science; Jason White – Osaka Gakuin University; Colin Rundle – Soka University; Satomi Yoshimuta – International Christian University; Kio Iwai – Rikkyo University; Agnes Patko – Kyoto University of Foreign Studies; Ann Flanagan – Ritsumeikan High School; Peter Joun – Tamagawa University

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