University of the Ryukyus
AboutGeorge MacLean is a professor at the University of the Ryukyus. He has taught at primary-junior high and university levels in Japan and in the international school system. His research interests include SLA and ICT implementation. He is active in the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) at a local and national level, and regularly presents at national and international language teaching and technology events.
Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy A New Perspective on Teaching and Evaluating: Reflections on a New Method more
Sun, Nov 14, 18:00-18:25 Asia/Tokyo
This presentation provides two new perspectives about language teaching on TBLT, Living Newspaper Readers Theatre (LNRT), and a way for almost instantaneous reflection on student performance (cloud-based feedback). The presentation will first describe what LNRT is, and how to effectively give immediate online feedback about both style and form of performances. Most importantly, we will describe research conducted on LNRT and cloud-based feedback. We will end with reflection by attendees.
Technology An Animated Video Platform That Provides Immediate Feedback: Brainpop more
Mon, Nov 15, 10:45-11:10 Asia/Tokyo
Brainpop is an online platform that is easy to use when teaching EAP, EFL, and MFL. It can document students’ learning efforts and is available to students asynchronously via multiple devices. This workshop will explain the scope and breadth of what resources Brainpop makes available, discuss the researcher’s experience regarding ease of use for teachers and students, demonstrate Brainpop’s learning management system, and present results from a questionnaire of learner perceptions of Brainpop.
Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Feedback, Peer-Evaluation, and Reflective Learning Procedures: An MFL Trinity more
Fri, Nov 12, 17:00-17:45 Asia/Tokyo
In this workshop I will discuss my recent experiences fostering a reflective learning environment via (a) the delivery of accelerated teacher and peer feedback and (b) subsequently requiring students to submit reflections about their learning experiences using cloud computing (G Suite for Education).Outcomes of the workshop should include (1) Awareness of learner-centered pedagogical practices and how to implement them using cloud computing (2) Immediate knowledge of how to apply the Google Education Suite in varied educational settings, and (3) How to better communicate with students.
Other Learners & Contexts International Forum: Reflections and New Perspectives From Asian Contexts more
Sat, Nov 13, 18:00-19:00 Asia/Tokyo
The International Forum offers an excellent opportunity to learn from panelists who represent JALT’s international partner organizations in Asia. The panelists will share their educational experiences and diverse perspectives in relation to this year’s conference theme: Reflections and New Perspectives. This forum provides participants with the chance to interact and exchange ideas with experts from a wide range of educational contexts from different countries.