The next in our 2012 series of meetings. Come one, come all!
April 14th – JOIN US, Kenshushitsu-6 (3rd Floor), 1000-1200.
Title: Interwoven Stories Told by High School JTEs (Japanese Teachers of English) and ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers)
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of Auckland)
Summary: Japan has used team teaching by JTEs and ALTs in daily English lessons through the JET programme for more than two decades. The issue of teachers’ as well as students’ perceptions of their participation in this programme has begun to attract attention. This presentation will share stories from a four month research project that took place at two Akita high schools. Through this project I hope to make contributions particularly to the field of Second Language Teacher Education by sharing stories from the project and facilitating thoughtful discussions. Those attending this session are highly encouraged to participate in the discussion by sharing their classroom teaching stories.
Thank you Taka for a very creative and illuminating presentation, and workshop about the topic of team teaching. There are definitely positive implications, if done properly, for teachers and students in Akita Prefecture, and the rest of Japan.
Good luck in NZ with the Ph.D.