John Spiri

Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University


John worked at various universities after arriving in Japan in 1997 and presently is associate professor in the Education Department at Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University.


Teacher and Professional Development The Business Side of Independent Writing and Publishing more

Sat, Nov 13, 12:45-14:15 Asia/Tokyo

The Materials Writers SIG will host a panel discussion featuring educators who have made the shift into the self-publishing business. The writers have produced numerous textbooks, readers, and manga. The discussion will cover a wide range of topics including: creative benefits, financial risks, logistical challenges, ISBN, printing costs, digital media, marketing, distribution and sales. The panelists will share their self-publication stories. There will be an open Q&A session.

John Carle John Spiri Gregg McNabb Sean Anderson

Language Skills Writing Graduation Theses and Other Research Papers more

Sun, Nov 14, 13:25-14:25 Asia/Tokyo

Tackling a graduation thesis in English is a huge challenge for undergraduate students in Japan. It is easy for seminar students, for example, to feel overwhelmed. Emphasizing surveys and interviews as means of collecting data can get the research process started and help students understand the goal of creating knowledge. This presentation will cover materials appropriate for students who will benefit from consideration of writing their research in English.

John Spiri