Patrick Jackson

Oxford University Press Sponsored Speaker

Patrick Jackson is an author of primary ELT courses and readers, including the bestselling Everybody Up, Potato Pals, and Shine On. Patrick enjoys exploring how teachers can link their classrooms to the wider community and the world beyond. A passionate beachcomber and litter-picker, Patrick is the creator of the Picker Pals school system, a story and song led environmental initiative that gives children and their families real world litter-picking experience. He speaks locally and internationally on the subject of environmental education, with a particular focus on how we can get children onto the first rung of the eco-ladder. Patrick tweets as patjack67.


My Twenty-Five Year Lunch

Sat, Nov 21, 15:30-16:30 JST

Looking back at a quarter of a century as a teacher, author, publisher, and study abroad coordinator, the presenter will consider what he learned about teaching and learning along the way. He will look at certain significant events and incidents that suggest ways in which Japanese students and teachers in Japan might be served better.

Activities and Activism for the Anthropocene

Teaching Children
Sun, Nov 22, 16:45-17:45 JST

This is a workshop looking at ways in which we can use real-world experiences and environmental activities to help young learners deal with anxiety and a feeling of powerlessness in an age of crises. How can teachers and communities build and participate in projects that empower children and enable them to play their part in protecting the natural environment around them?

Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony

Non-teaching Context
Mon, Nov 23, 14:00-15:00 JST

The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will here about what is to come for JALT2021!