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!

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