Kanda University of International Studies
Satoko is a Principal Learning Advisor/Lecturer in the Self-Access Learning Center at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. In advising sessions, I help students identify their personal learning needs and goals, create individual learning plan, and develop an understanding of themselves as learners through reflective dialogues. My research interests include learner autonomy, self-directed language learning, learning communities and learner empowerment.
The first presenter will discuss a variety of learning theories including behavioralism, cognitivism, and constructivism, and a number of language learning strategies such as cognitive and meta-cognitive awareness-raising, that form the basis of inclusive education. The second presenter will introduce some concrete examples of how learners with different learning needs can individualize their study of English through the use of these theories and strategies as well as additional, personalized resources.