Jay Tanaka

Hokkaido University


Jay Tanaka is a specially appointed associate professor at Hokkaido University. He completed his PhD in second language studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His research interests are in second language pedagogy, reflection in language teacher education, and critical thinking instruction.


Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Applied Critical Thinking: Students Exploring Social Media more

Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-15:10 Asia/Tokyo

This workshop reviews an approach to critical thinking instruction in the context of academic L2 English courses. In this approach, students apply their critical thinking to study controversial issues by investigating comments on social media. During this workshop we will review the pedagogical features, teaching steps, and caveats of this approach. We will also review examples of student work and discuss student perspectives regarding this teaching approach, which were gathered in a post-course questionnaire.

Jay Tanaka