JALT 2017 Deadline Feb. 13th + A New Resource + PanSIG Information!

New Resources on our member-resource page

If you follow our Facebook page, you probably have seen that we are sharing a series of videos on Critical Thinking from a free course on the Khan Academy website. If you are enjoying these videos and can’t wait to pour through all of the content, we have added a link in our Resources page to the entire series of videos. The course also include comprehension practice to help you solidify the information you learn. Check it out!

The JALT International 2017 Submissions

If you are looking for the chance to share your research, ideas, and opinions to many teachers of languages in Japan, then JALT International 2017 is the place you need to be speaking at! The call for submissions is currently open but will close on February 13th. Get your submission in now before the deadline passes! (Note: The JALT CT SIG forum submission dates have already passed, but you can still submit your Critical Thinking presentations for the conference proper!)

Link to the conference website can be found HERE.

The PanSIG Line-up

We have a great line-up for you in Akita, look below for the titles of the presentations and information on the new format we will be trying. More information on PanSIG HERE.

Hiroshi Nakagawa – Tokai University
Developing ELL’s Critical Thinking Skills in University

David Gann – Tokyo University of Science
The Intersection of Magic and Critical Thinking

Wayne Devitte – Tokai University
Critical Thinking with Conversational Analysis

Yumi Chikamori – Rikkyo University
Critical Thinking with Group Discussions

Adam Gyenes – Osaka University
Collaborative Brainstorming with the KJ Method

James Dunn – Tokai University
Semantic Networks for Improved Social Awareness

As you know, we are going to try something a little different with this forum. The presentations will only be six minutes long, done in a Petcha Kucha style. After the presentation, there will be another six minutes of Q&A. Once that round of presentations has finished, the attendees will move to another presentation to hear another talk. All attendees should be able to hear every presenter for a forum filled with learning, sharing, and professional development.

We look forward to seeing you in Akita!

Update and Important Dates! PanSIG (Individual Submissions) & JALT International (SIG Forum Submissions)

Good morning Critical Thinkers! Welcome to 2017! We hope this year will be a great one for you, your friends and families, and your career! Update on the PanSIG CT SIG Forum: The theme of this year’s forum is: Implementing Critical Thinking into the LL Classroom: Stories from the field. We have selected six presentations …

4 more days to submit for PanSIG 2017 CT SIG Forum

Good afternoon CT SIG members! This is just a friendly reminder that we are still accepting submissions for the JALT Critical Thinking SIG forum at the 2017 PanSIG in Akita. Please email your: Name/Affiliation/Title/Abstract (up to 75 words ok) to our program chair at: program@jaltcriticalthinking.org We hope to see you in Akita! Sincerely, The JALT …

JALT 2016 is in the books!

Hello Critical Thinkers! JALT 2016 Recap Well, JALT 2016 has finished and it was a resounding success with new members to our group, 4 thought-provoking presentations, new offices, and a TON of interest in having your Critical Thinking SIG be part of events all over Japan. Here is a brief recap and what you can …

Sendai event coming soon!

Good evening Critical Thinkers! Just an update on the Sendai and JALT International events: Both events have been decided! Thank you to all that submitted a proposal! While we could not accommodate submissions, we appreciate everyone who is helping this SIG be one of the best in JALT. Please find information on the Sendai event …

Last day to submit for the CT SIG Sendai ETJ Expo Event!

Afternoon Critical Thinkers! Today is the deadline for submissions to the JALT Critical Thinking Event at the Sendai ETJ Expo which is co-sponsored by the Sendai JALT Chapter. The deadline is midnight tonight so make sure to get your submission in! Email your submission to: program@jaltcriticalthinking.org Include “Sendai” in the subject line. In the Body: …

ETJ Expo Sendai and JALT International (CT SIG Forum) deadlines are coming up soon!

Hello Critical Thinkers, This is just a reminder that we are still accepting submissions for the ETJ Expo in Sendai on October 23rd and for our CT SIG Forum at JALT International on November 26th (5:05pm – 6:35pm in room 1104).   The deadline for the Sendai Event is September 15th at midnight. The deadline …

Debate and Critical Thinking Skills Event in Nagoya City this weekend!

Good morning Critical Thinkers, This is just a reminder that we will have having the Debate and Critical Thinking Skills Mini-Conference this weekend (Sunday the 31st) at Nanzan University located in Nagoya City. We hope you will be able to join us for a day full of useful information on how to get your students …

Online Registration for the Debate & Critical Thinking Skills Conference!

Good evening Critical Thinkers, We are very happy to announce that our co-sponsored the Debate and Critical Thinking Conference at Nanzan University in Nagoya City on July 31st now has an online registration form! We have made a google form that will allow you to register for the conference at this LINK. At that website, …

Schedule up for the Debate and Critical Thinking Conference!

Good evening Critical Thinkers, We are very happy to be co-sponsoring the Debate and Critical Thinking Conference at Nanzan University in Nagoya City on July 31st. We have finally started to get information finalized with our partner SIG, the Speech, Drama, and Debate SIG, so we are happy to be able to share our schedule …