Fall is now truly upon us, and with the change in climate, colors and Starbucks beverages – we hope this month’s topic can also change your prespective on teaching listening in the English classroom:
This month join us to talk about the following topics!
Room 1: Getting Students Involved in Listening: A PASTEL Approach to Develop Curiosity and Transferable Skill.
Speaker: Daniel Pearce (Shitennoji University – Faculty of Education)
As ALTs (and for JTEs, too!), it’s almost a given to say many of our students struggle with listening tasks – and this isn’t by any means unreasonable, as much listening tied to textbook activities is, quite frankly, boring. In this breakout, I will introduce listening tasks rooted in a PASTEL (Plurilingualism, Arts, Science, Technology, and Literacies) approach that foster genuine, curious engagement with listening tasks. Examples will be given, and participants will actively engage in the tasks themselves. Hopefully, participants (both ALTs and JTEs) will come away with a new outlook on listening tasks in the classroom that can make use of their full expertise (linguistically, culturally, and otherwise), and rejuvenate students’ engagement with listening.
The speaker that will join us for this event are:
Daniel Pearce (Shitennoji University – Faculty of Education)
My name is Daniel Pearce, and I am currently working as a teacher-researcher at Shitennoji University, Faculty of Education. I was an ALT in several high schools in the Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture between 2008 and 2013. Since I moved to Kyoto, I have undertaken the JTE licensing program at Kyoto University, and now collaborate on several research/teacher training programs from the elementary to the senior high school level. My research interests include team teaching and plurilingual/pluricultural competence.