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Cooperative Learning and Students’ (In)civility in L2 Classrooms
Harumi Kimura

Date: July 24, 2016
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sendai Shimin Katsudo Support Centre (Shimisapo),
            Seminar Room, 5th Floor
             Ichibancho 4-1-3, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0811
North side of Hirose Dori, just west of Higashi Nibancho Dori

Cooperative learning consists of principles and techniques that will help students work together more effectively. In this workshop, I share some ideas to make use of those principles and techniques to help improve your everyday teaching practices. Small changes may make a big difference. However, cooperative learning is not a panacea: It won’t solve all the problems in a classroom. In some occasions, for example, some of your students may not be respectful to their partner or group mates. I talk about one of my studies on students’ uncivil behaviors and their coping strategies and invite you to discuss how, as teachers, you cope with students’ disrespectful attitudes and behavior. This is a workshop style presentation and I invite your active participation!

Presenter Bio
Harumi Kimura teaches at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University, Sendai, Japan. She earned her doctorate from Temple University. She studied L2 listening anxiety in her doctoral study, and her academic interests include second language acquisition, learner development, learner psychology, multilingualism, and cooperative learning. She coauthored a book with Dr. G. M. Jacobs, Cooperative Learning and Teaching, in English Language Teacher Development Series (2013, Alexandria, VA: TESOL). In her free time, she enjoys hiking.

Fee: Free for JALT members; ¥1,000 for non-members; ¥500 for students

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