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JALT-Ibaraki Chapter December 2018 Meeting

Ibaraki Chapter December 2018 Meeting Afternoon Program:  14:00 – 16:00 Presentation Title: Heritage and the function of the university in society By Grant Black DSocSci, CMgr, FCMI, FRSA. President of Black Inc. Consulting (Japan). Presentation Summary: Higher education reform policies in Japan, such as through the Super Global University funding project, aim to boost the university's role as a knowledge-producing centre of innovation and global skills development.   In some ways this indicates a change in the function of the university in society.   How do we balance the heritage and history of a Japanese university institution with the drive to adopt global practices and implement international-minded reform policies? Bio: Dr Grant Black is President of Black Inc. Consulting (Japan), a business & university global strategic management firm based in Tokyo. He holds a BA Highest Honors in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MA in Buddhist Stu

Ibaraki JALT - October 2018 Meeting in Tsukuba

Date:  Sunday, October 2 1 , 2 018 Venue:   Tsukuba Gakuin University (Meeting Room #2) Morning Program:   10:00 – 12:00 Title:   Female foreign language teachers in the Japanese labour movement By:   Julia Kimura, lecturer, Mukogawa Women’s University Abstract/Overview:  Women fill less than half of the permanent full-time jobs in Japan but make up approximately 70 % of the contingent workforce, which includes part-time and contract workers, such as university adjunct professors. Women are also underrepresented in the abour movement, which is notoriously a man’s world, particularly in top leadership positions.  In this talk, I provide an account of women and organized labour in Japan, as well as a de scription of female foreign language teachers from inner circle countries participating in their labour union in west Japan. Afternoon Program:   14:00 – 16:00 Title:   Overcoming challenges in providing support for participants in student exchanges and other study abroad programs By:   K

Ibaraki Chapter June Meeting in Mito

Ibaraki Chapter June Meeting Presentations     Morning 10:00 – 12:00 1. The brain’s many different memory processes: applications to language teaching. By Assistant Professor Bruno Jactat, University of Tsukuba (CEGLOC-centre) Bruno currently teaches French but has used auditory processing devices for training children, teenagers and adults in different languages. In this workshop he will give an overview of the brain’s various memory functions and let you experience firsthand how this can empower further learning in your classes. Afternoon 14:00 – 16:00 2. Language-in-Education Policy in Nepal: Status and Challenges By Researcher Manita Karki, School of Education, Kathmandu University, Nepal.   This presentation provides a brief picture of language policy and planning in Nepal especially English language education in particular. Further, it highlights some critical comments, and key challenges to language planning in Nepal. 3. Business Meeting (16:20~17:00) Date: Saturday, June 16th,

Ibaraki JALT March All-day Meeting

Presentations: Morning 10:00 – 12:00 1. Teaching Writing: Why and how can we include grammar and culture (context)? By Nivedita Kumari,  Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba (CEGLOC-centre) Kumari has taught EFL Japanese learners for four years and has been interested in research related to cross-cultural studies on pragmatics. With a background and PhD in linguistics, she intends to apply the theories of linguistics to classroom teaching. Afternoon 14:00 – 16:00 2. Educational development in Nepal By Pramila Neupane,  Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba (CEGLOC-centre) With a Ph.D. in International Studies and a Master’s degree in English Language Education, her current research focuses on socioeconomic issues in education in developing countries. Also being interested in student motivation, she will talk about educational development issues in Nepal in the changing political situation and share her research on student’s motivation in learning English. 3. Business Meetin