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Diversity and Inclusion

44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition

Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship) Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan
Friday, November 23, to Monday, November 26, 2018


As every year, Pearson Japan will be giving presentations at the conference, and you can visit our booth to see our new titles. This year, you have many chances to win great prizes at Pearson booth. Scroll down for details.


Overview


  1. Pearson Presentations at JALT
  2. Mike Rost’s Mini session
  3. Share Your Super Power and Win an iPad
  4. Giveaway!…Get free “Firsthand Pens”!
  5. Related Links

Pearson Presentations at JALT

Appropriate Gamification and Learning Spaces

Appropriate gamification means taking elements of gamified systems (not games) and employing them to fit into educational settings, e.g. class cliffhangers (a list will be given). By mentally reframing and physically redesigning, classroom learning spaces become more effective and online learning spaces can be newly created thus empowering both students and teachers. The presenters will use examples from their classes.

Sunday, November 25th

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM (60 minutes)

Room 903

Presenters:
Helgesen, Marc
Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University
Wiltshier, John
Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University

Discussion & Presentations: Deep Learning Approach

This presentation explores a Deep Learning (DL) approach to discussions and presentations. DL focuses on experiential learning and intuitive knowledge. We will explore critical questions: What makes topics deeply engaging? How can we encourage self expression? How should we structure discussion activities? Can student nervousness be used constructively? There will be a brief introduction to DL theory together with best practices and opportunities for participant discussion.

Sunday, November 25th

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (60 minutes)

Room 901

Presenters:
Joseph Shaules
Juntendo University
Junko Yamanaka
Aichi Gakuin University / Chukyo University

Mike Rost’s Mini Session

Mike Rost, series editor of many popular coursebooks such as Contemporary Topics, English Firsthand, Impact Issues and author of Pearson English Interactive, will give mini-sessions! These sessions will be held at Pearson booth, so you can talk to him in person!

The Mike Rost Mini Sessions

5 Keys to Active Academic Study 

In this session, Contemporary Topics series editor Michael Rost will outline five key areas for developing academic study skills:

  • Comprehension Building Skills
  • Note Taking Skills
  • Bottom Up Listening Skills
  • Academic Conversation Skills
  • Academic Presentation Skills
Presenter:
Rost, Michael
Editor and Author

Though we often think of “academic study skills” as only for advanced learners, or just for  learners preparing for higher education abroad, academic study skills can help learners at all levels gain proficiency and confidence in their use of English.

November 24th (Sat), 11:00am – 11:20am | November 25th (Sun), 11:40am – 12:00pm

Pearson Booth


5 Tips to Guide Students in Online Learning

In this session, Pearson English Interactive author Michael Rost will discuss 5 important tips for engaging learners effectively in online learning.

  • Choose materials with deep content
  • Use listening as a base for learning
  • Set a rigorous schedule of “aerobic” tasks
  • Interact meaningfully with peers and instructor
  • Use regular evaluation-feedback cycles

Many students who try online learning often fail or drop out because of poor choice of materials, unrealistic expectations, or inadequate support. By addressing these potential pitfalls, teachers can better prepare their students for the immense upside of online learning. 

November 24th (Sat), 2:00pm – 2:20pm / November 25th (Sun), 1:15pm – 1:35pm

Pearson Booth



Share Your Super Power and Win an iPad

If you join one of the following Marvel Photo booth campaigns, you can get a free Marvel reader AND have a chance to win an iPad!


Share a photo on your SNS!  
Take a picture at the Marvel’s Super Power Photo Booth and share the photo in your SNS with the hashtag “#PearsonatJALT2018”!



Share your Super Power story!

What’s your Super Power in the classroom? Share your story at the booth like the video below.




Giveaway!…Get free “Firsthand Pens”!

Get a free set of “Firsthand Pens”!
If you bring your green bling lanyard from last year or order an inspection copy at a booth, you can get a free set of Firsthand Pens! Only while stocks last!



Please take this opportunity to check Pearson’s new titles!




Look forward to seeing you soon!



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