Sessions / Performance in Education (PIE)
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics & Paralympics have led to efforts on the part of national and local governments to prepare citizens for hosting international visitors. While the 'hard side' of these efforts includes the construction of stadiums etc., a key part of the 'soft side' have been events and courses to help the Japanese nationals acquire basic language and intercultural communicative skills. The presentation starts by setting the scene on how drama-based pedagogy can meet the needs of the hospitality sector in Japan, thereby setting the context for the workshop. The process drama workshop addresses the need for inclusion and celebration of diversity through a letter of complaint that was sent to the headquarters of Japan Rail (JR) by a non-Japanese resident. Through strategies such as overheard conversation, hot-seating, and writing-in-role, participants will build community and learn how proactive and inclusive JR was in its response to the complaint.
This is the annual general meeting for the JALT Performance in Education (PIE) SIG. In this meeting we will report on SIG related events that took place in the past year, announce the results of our online elections, discuss future events, introduce SIG publications, and carry out other necessary business involving SIG officers and membership. All interested people are warmly invited to attend.
In this poster presentation I will discuss using a reflective learning environment via (a) the delivery of near-immediate teacher and peer feedback and (b) subsequently requiring students to submit reflections about their learning experiences using cloud computing. Notably, I will discuss (a) whether students were able to understand corrective feedback about several targeted grammatical forms (such as the -s morpheme), and (b) whether they subsequently demonstrated correct knowledge of the linguistic form (uptake).
This workshop will first describe Living Newspaper Readers Theatre (LNRT) -- a performance of a script stitched together by selecting topically-related news articles -- will go through the steps necessary to do the activity, then the participants will create their own LNRT, practice it, and then perform it. The workshop will end with a short discussion, Q&A, and a reflection on the activity and how it relates to critical thinking and community.
This workshop proposes a need for more comedy in Japanese high school lessons and presents a course that tries to fulfil that. In it, students learn techniques of comedy, practice improvisation drama, and compose and perform humorous skits in English. The educational purpose is to develop creativity, critical thinking and cooperative attitudes, alongside language skills. We argue that non-traditional course types are worth the risk and will share examples of the outcomes of the course.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide the attendees with a perspective on how teachers managed virtual teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic despite the emotional and technological barriers they have faced in Izmir,Turkey. The needs of this “emergency distance teaching” period and the importance of solution partners will also be included. Recommendations by the data collected from a survey will be discussed for the betterment of online delivery performances.
PIE SIG Forum #279
The Performance in Education (PIE) SIG forum will feature a panel discussion with a number of PIE practitioners. The focus of this year’s forum is on student motivation, teacher/student feedback, and teacher/student (self- and peer-) evaluation, and how these come together to support communities of teachers and students even in the midst of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT). Join us for an interactive, enriching, educative and practical panel discussion!