Andy Barfield

Chuo University


TLC from LD: Transformational Learning Communities

Fri, Nov 20, 18:15-19:45 JST

In this forum, a range of interactive presentations will critically explore the theme of transformative learning communities (TLCs), based on theories of transformative learning where learners reach fundamental shifts in their worldviews and actions through reflection. Presenters will focus on distinct groups of learners (high school students, university students, teachers, teacher trainees, and practitioner-researchers), with forum participants invited to discuss and later share their reflections about TLCs in Learning Learning, the Learner Development SIG's newsletter.

Learning Together From Student Language Portraits

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 16:45-18:15 JST

This presentation focuses on university students’ interpretations of their language portraits and on wider factors in society that the students saw as impacting their languaged lives. The presenter will also report on what a group of teachers learned together from such student perspectives and how they came to new ideas for developing a team-taught course on multilingual issues in society.