Learning from Remote Japanese Language Instruction: Building on the Past to Equip Ourselves for the Future
Saturday, May 15th, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Pacific Time)
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A workshop for teachers of Japanese language. English: Below Japanese Description
Purpose of the Workshop
To reflect on the tremendous amount of innovation and learning that we have experienced while teaching Japanese remotely during the pandemic, using various digital tools, with a focus on considering how the skills and knowledge that we have developed can be applied to our Japanese language teaching beyond the pandemic, when we can return to our classrooms.
Organizer: Kaoru Ohta Associate Teaching Professor, University of Washington
Keynote addresses will be followed by topically-focused discussion groups where participants can connect, plan for the future, and socialize. We will welcome proposals for discussion group topics.
This workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Please update your Zoom software to the most recent version, by going to your Zoom settings. To do this, click on your Zoom profile and select “Check for Updates” from the pull-down menu. The Zoom invitation, with meeting link, will be sent to registrants by May 10th.
10:00 – 10:15 AM Greetings, Introduction of Workshop leaders and Explanation of the each workshop
10:15 – 11:05 AM Concurrent Sessions (1)
11:05 – 11:10 AM Break
11:10 – NOON. Concurrent Session (2)
NOON – 1:00 PM Social Hour
‘Pivoting to the New Normal language education for Generation Z and Alpha’ with Asako Hayashi Takakura
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our learning environment. Among various alternative learning modes other than face to face instruction, remote teaching/learning has become our new normal. In this presentation, I will share some project based learning (PBI) activities and assessment used in K-12 and college language classes in the remote learning environment.
Asako Hayashi Takakura is a lecturer of Japanese at University of California Los Angeles. Her research focuses on language development of Japanese-English bilingual children, curriculum development for Japanese heritage language speakers, and computer assisted language learning (CALL). Dr. Hayashi-Takakura earned her MA in Japanese pedagogy from Columbia University and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree from Boston University. Her recent presentations include Association of American Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) invited webinar in April 2020, and Journey from learners to “authors “ through Original Creative Writing at AATJ annual conference, March 2021.
‘Discovering new ways of teaching — Facilitating learner autonomy with’ Koji Tanno
In this talk Tanno discusses how to apply teaching techniques newly identified in remote instruction to face-to-face instruction. In particular, the issue of facilitating learner autonomy will be explained with examples taken from online first- and second-year Japanese courses.
For more information or if you have discussion group topics, please contact the organizer: Kaoru Ohta, Associate Teaching Professor, University of Washington email@example.com
Sponsored by UW Japan Studies Program with support by the Department of Asian Languages & Literature.