Sessions / Roundtable Exchange
This is for current research students to share their research as a “work-in-progress” with fellow participants and alumni. Participants can discuss their progress and problems, and receive constructive feedback and/or advice in an informal, relaxed setting. Please prepare a short summary for screen-sharing on Zoom. Macquarie students and alumni who would like to learn about what other students are researching or help with feedback are welcome to join.
The DAC Forum will introduce and update attendees about JALT’s Domestic Partners. The roundtable discussion will focus on challenges, and solutions, regarding classroom instruction, management, and activities throughout Japan at all education levels as part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone interested in discussing the ongoing domestic issues regarding these topics is encouraged to attend.
The Code of Conduct (CoC) and Diversity and Equity Practices (DEP) Committees aim to broaden JALT’s appeal to a wider community of participants. They will host a roundtable where participants are invited to share experiences in topics including native-speakerism in Japanese ELT; professional development assistance for working mothers and single parents; enhancing solidarity among teachers across employment, gender, and ethnicity; and developing effective classroom activities to teach issues within the contexts of diversity and conduct.
This roundtable exchange will provide an overview of and an opportunity to discuss some of the most common perceptions held by teachers about developing and sharing resources, examine some of the ways to overcome commonly-faced obstacles, and consider how sharing materials can help foster a sense of community among teachers.
Communities are built on empathy, flexibility, and the ability to make meaningful connections that bridge individual as well as cultural differences. This roundtable will engage in discussions on raising awareness of relationship building as an important communication tool. A key focus will be discussions on problems of identity, cultural obstacles, and biased expectations involved with intercultural relationships. How can we apply our skills and experiences to help learners use relationship building to become better communicators?
Join the roundtable about how an institution in southwestern Japan conceptualized, developed, and implemented a mobile application for the university teachers and students. Topics will include needs analysis, planning, funding, choosing developers, and rolling out the app on a schedule. The presenters will provide a live, interactive demonstration of the completed application. The roundtable will encourage participants to consider implementing a mobile application at their own institutions and offer guidance with regard to the process.
This roundtable will look at a discussion class intended for nursing students looking to participate in a study abroad program. A flipped classroom format provides weekly discussion topics, vocabulary lists, videos, and other relevant resources leaving class time available for open discussion in a supportive and encouraging environment. Topics covered include vaccinations, gender equality and equity, and cultural awareness in healthcare.
In this roundtable exchange, the presenter will share the process of reverse outlining as a form of peer feedback on a second draft. The reverse outline provides a visual diagram helping students to pinpoint needed revision in their drafts.
This roundtable discussion focuses on listening materials for nursing English. The presenter is collecting 100 patient narratives from English-speaking foreign residents about their experiences receiving medical care in Japan. The presenter will summarize common listening activities in nursing English textbooks, describe the characteristics of the current narrative collection, and introduce the free online listening materials he is developing. Participants are encouraged to talk about their current and desired approaches for teaching listening to nursing students.