Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy General Forum

Performance in Education SIG Forum

Sat, Nov 13, 10:45-12:15 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 26

The performance in education (PIE) SIG forum will feature a series of mini presentations and performances with a number of PIE practitioners who are enthusiastic about bringing performative elements into their language classrooms. The forum will focus on the reflections of performance assisted learning (PAL) activities that were carried out during the pandemic and new perspectives towards the next academic year. The presenters are looking forward to seeing you in this informative and entertaining forum!

  • Chhayankdhar Singh Rathore

    Chhayankdhar Singh Rathore is a lecturer in the Department of English for Global Communication in the Faculty of Global Studies at Konan Women's University. He currently serves as the Co-coordinator of the Performance in Education (PIE) SIG. His areas of interest include performance in education, language acquisition, TESOL, CLIL, sociolinguistics, and World Englishes. Within performance in education, he is involved in the use of process drama, roleplays, debate, and presentation in English language classrooms.

  • Jackson Koon Yat Lee

    Jackson Koon Yat Lee is a Hong Kong-born Canadian who has taught in Japan since 2012. He is a lecturer at Toyo University, and his research interests include presentation skills, intercultural communication, diversity in ELT, and the Japanese English education system. 📧 lee@toyo.jp

  • Maria Wilma Capati

    Ma. Wilma Capati (she/they) is currently an assistant lecturer at Soka University, where she earned her master’s degree in TESOL. Her research interests include gender in education, multilingualism, translanguaging, and multiculturalism. Given so, she speaks and continues to learn five languages: Filipino, Capampangan, English, Japanese, and Korean.

  • David Kluge

    I believe that students learn more language and life skills by collaborating with classmates to create and perform. I also believe that teachers often underestimate student abilities and capabilities. My job is to find activities that allow students to push themselves farther than they thought possible, and to put the activities in a good sequence so not only that students learn language, but also learn life skills.

  • Beng Hwee Tan

    Beng Hwee Tan is an Assistant Professor in the World Language Center at Soka University. Having lived in Singapore, the United States, as well as Japan, Beng speaks four different languages. His research interests include Hip Hop Based Education, Inclusiveness in Education, as well as Education for Global Citizenship. Beng is also a dancer and has been actively involved in dance communities and events in California and Tokyo.