John Bankier

Kanagawa University

Living and teaching (mostly) in Japan since 2003. Assistant professor at Kanagawa University since 2002. PhD Linguistics, Lancaster University, 2019. MS Ed TESOL, Temple University, 2009. CELTA, 2005. Bronze Swimming Certificate, 1987.


Peer Support Choices Outside the Writing Class

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 10:45-12:15 JST

In student peer review, learners exchange writing with a classmate and annotate it with comments about language use and/or content. Drawn from an ethnographic study of Japanese EAP students at a university in Tokyo, this presentation will discuss what choices during out-of-class peer review activities reveal about the place of existing social relationships, gender, and wider culture. Teaching implications for encouraging students to work together and form communities outside the classroom will be presented.