The JALT Teacher Development SIG will be hosting a forum on ‘Using Video in Language Teacher Education’
Date: Tuesday, December 3 2019 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Location: Toyo University, Hakusan Campus, Building 10, Room A101
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Overview: During the last few decades, there has been an increase in both the use of digital video and understanding of the role it can play in teacher education (Baecher et al., 2018). It has been claimed that this can have a positive impact on trainee and in-service teachers’ engagement, motivation and autonomy. This event considers Major and Watson’s view that beliefs and practices are changing fast and the emergence of recent video-capable technologies is something of a ‘tipping point’ (2018: 50).
This interactive forum will feature both presentation and interview sessions. The three invited speakers will each present about using video for language teacher education purposes with regard to their individual institutional perspectives. In response to these presentations, the invited speakers will then engage with each other in interview sessions. It is hoped that this dialogic element to the forum will help both the speakers and attendees to gain a richer and more collaborative understanding of this forum’s central theme and each other’s work.
The JALT Teacher Development (TD) SIG AGM is scheduled at JALT 2019 for:
Day: Sunday, November 3rd
Time: 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM (45 minutes)
In this annual general meeting (AGM), the Teacher Development (TD) SIG officers will report on the recent activities of the group. Officers will share information and news about the SIG’s events, membership, publications, and other related matters. As well as discussing previous work, ideas about the SIG’s future will be shared, and the results of this year’s officer elections will be announced. Current and potential SIG members are encouraged to come along to this session.
We are happy to announce that this year, the Teacher Development SIG, in partnership with the Nankyu JALT Chapter, will have our annual Teacher Journeys Conference at Sojo University in Kumamoto, on June 29. Be on the look out for more announcements about this conference in the coming weeks, including the call for proposals.
Do you have a teacher reflective practice or development group that meets regularly? Would you like to start one? The TD SIG would like to help!
We offer funding (up to 5,000 yen) for coffee/snacks at such meetings as a way to support teachers getting together to talk about their work and to help build teacher communities around Japan.
You would need to submit receipts for whatever you purchase. And we would also ask you to submit a brief account of the gathering (who attended? what was discussed? are there plans for more meetings?) for the TD SIG newsletter. Photos would also be appreciated.
Please contact Mike Ellis at email@example.com for more details.