We're giving a poster presentation at the PanSIG conference in Miyazaki, to be held May 10-11, 2014 at Miyazaki Municipal University. Our session is May 10th from 12:45pm to 2:45pm at the Koryu center meeting room (PP1B: Poster Session 1B).
To quote from the Pan-SIG website:
The annual Pan-SIG conference is a collaborative effort of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within the Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT). In essence, the two-day conference is held for SIG members to present and attend presentations that are directly related to a "special interest" as well as the theme of that year’s conference. The Pan-SIG conference is often well attended and, next to the National Conference, represents the largest event held by the members of JALT with presenters and attendees not only Japan-based but also from various countries around the world.
Our poster session is one of many during the two-day conference. It's going to be a great weekend. Read more here.
Title: Active participation through student response systems
Time: May 10th from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Speakers: Bill Pellowe, Paul Shimizu, Steve Paton
We can encourage, engage, stimulate, and motivate students to stay focused in the classroom through periodic and judicious use of student response systems (SRS) that require all students to respond simultaneously. SRS improve student concentration, and encourage a more active engagement with the material. SRS also allow the teacher to quickly gauge the students’ understanding of the material. The presenters developed a low-tech SRS using simple, 2-sided answer paddles that they have been using in their regular EFL classes. This poster will provide an overview of relevant research findings and some basic examples of using such a system in class.
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