Understanding and motivating language learning in today's Australia: challenges and ideas.
Friday, Session 1 - Oxford 1 and 2
“I was able to tell my story”: Gifted language learners and a learning task in senior secondary Japanese study
At advanced levels of senior secondary language learning, many students can be considered gifted language learners.
This study observes a small group of senior secondary language learners, and their response to a speech writing task. It collected data from the
students while they were preparing, their actual speech texts, and a post-task discussion.
The learning context for these students, including autonomous learning outside school, is designed to support production of more sophisticated language and ideas, and an impetus to develop opinions about personal future goals, in Japanese. The study offers some insights into pedagogy for gifted language learners, and catalyst elements operating in the learners which contribute to constructing talented language development.
What is standards-setting and how does it work? -30 Minute Bostes presentation
Friday, Session 1 - Taylor Room
In this session, participants will gain basic cultural knowledge about Omatsuri, They will explore how to teach Japanese numbers 1-10 and word rhythm using Taiko. Other hands-on extension activities will be also introduced, including how to make your own Taiko with a plastic container and adance to reinforce Japanese numbers.
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Friday, Session 1 - Riley Room
Do you ever feel that organising a Japan Study Tour is hard and gruesome and very few people in the school see the fruits of your labours? Do you feel more like a tour conductor than a teacher when you are in Japan? No longer!! This talk is a practical look at not only how to design the tour to maximise learning outcomes whilst in Japan, but how we can also get maximum mileage across the school in the periods between tours.
Caroline David takes students to Japan every year and has seen the number of students studying Japanese more than double at her school through changing the way she designs tours, and shameless promotion of Languages year around. This talk will include a Q&A session at the end for you to ask the questions you have always wanted answered.
Friday, Session 2 - Oxford 1 and 2
A common comment from students is that Japanese writing is difficult. This method of learning script is not only easy but fun. The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a method for introducing Japanese script from lesson one without the need for romaji.
There is a specific focus on each step of literacy development from individual
characters to extracting information from authentic written text, including
ideas for producing higher order thinking tasks. Sue will outline games and
strategies to provide teachers with ways to build students’ skills and
confidence in reading and writing Japanese.
Friday, Session 2 - Taylor Room
Chef Hideo Dekura is now offering cooking incursions to schools. His workshops include making sushi, background to culinary history, Japanese ingredients and utensils, calligraphy and tea ceremony cuisine.
Dekura sensei will display some dishes that he makes with students and explain the opportunities he can provide for your students to learn the values, traditions and history of Japan through hands-on cooking
He has received wonderful feedback from students and teachers for his
Engaging 21st century learners -30 minutes
When we consider 21st Century learners and how best to engage them we naturally turn to technology. How can we use technology wisely in the classroom and how do we build rapport to engage 21st Century Learners? - There's no app for that.
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Friday, Session 2 - Riley Room
This session will focus on catering for students with special needs in Japanese classes (particularly the Stage 4 mandatory course) tied in with classroom management (links to PBL: positive behaviour for learning). . I Insights into useful classroom management ideas and strategies, particularly with challenging Stage 4 classes.
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Friday- after lunch - Oxford 1 and 2
Presentation by combined universities
Information from various universities about opportunities for tertiary study of Japanese.
Nihongo Tanken Centre
Presentation by Mieko Shida, coordinator at the Centre
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Friday, Session 3 -Oxford 1 and 2
A look into catering to students of mixed ability with differing preferred
Creating differentiated assessment tasks allowing choice in tasks while covering language outcomes. Presentation of assessment tasks using‘Glogster’.
Demonstration of a variety of teaching and learning Apps and programs which allow students to work at their own pace.
Friday, Session 3 - Taylor Room
Yoko will walk through Click Nippon, a website which provides
content related to Japan that can’t be found by Google, and stimulates students’ thinking by ‘Meeting Others and Self in Depth’. Then, as an example, Yoko will share her lesson using one of the items from Click Nippon and her students’ outcomes.Teachers are also encouraged to share and discuss class activity ideas usingmaterials from the site
Session 1- Oxford
Session 1 - Taylor
Session 1 - Riley
Session 2 - Oxford
Session 2 - Taylor
Session 2 - Riley
Session 3 - Oxford
Session 3 - Taylor
Session 3 - Riley
Session 4 - Oxford
Session 4 - Taylor
Session 4a - Taylor
Session 4 - Riley
Session 5 - Oxford
Session 5- Taylor
Session 5 - Riley
The Rythm Hunters
Session 6 - Oxford
Session 6 - Taylor
Session 6 - Riley
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