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Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy New Perspectives of Study Abroad more

Sun, Nov 14, 14:45-16:15 Asia/Tokyo

In this SA SIG Forum, presenters will share new perspectives they are practicing, which includes dealing with the ongoing pandemic. Stephen M. Ryan will offer a perspective on the encounter with difference from a brain science. Saul Takahashi and Richard Miller will share a potential model of web based international programmes. Masaki Seo will share the possibilities of challenges of e-tandem learning project. More detailed abstracts of each presentation can be found at SA SIG website (  

Masaki Seo Stephen M. Ryan Saul

Psychology & Language Learning Why Do Certain Brain Functions Lead to Learning? more

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-14:15 Asia/Tokyo

The brain’s natural tendencies to seek patterns, form emotions, make stories, predict, and obsess on the social world are closely connected to learning. The presenters will invite you to share ideas for using these powerful learning tools. Then, our panel of experts will reveal the reason why our brains have these tendencies—a highly active network in the brain that used to be thought of as just daydreaming! Join the panel in learning collaboratively.

Curtis Kelly (EdD) Stephen M. Ryan Caroline Handley

Teacher and Professional Development Graduate Student Showcase: Waseda University more

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-13:25 Asia/Tokyo

This is the graduate student showcase for Waseda University.

Aya HAYASAKI Dorota Záborská Stephen M. Ryan