Global Faculty Development The University of Tokyo


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1.26 Time to talk: JALT2022: Lessons Learned Takeaways from the JALT 2022 Conference “Learning from Students, Educating Teachers – Research and Practice.”

Event Details

Thursdar, January 26th, 12:15-13:00 (online)
Session 1: Dr. Alexandra Terashima
Session 2: Dr. Tito AkindeleALESS/ALESA Program, Project Assistant Professor
Center for Global Communication Strategies (CGCS)

Speaker Bio

Alexandra Terashima

Alexandra Terashima holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University and a B.S. in Biology from the University of New Hampshire. She joined the ALESS/ALESA Program in September 2015 and her current research interests include applying corpus linguistics methodology to the study of language acquisition and to teaching academic writing.


Tito is a chemist in the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education at the University of Tokyo. His research interests focus on developing molecular probes for protein-protein interactions implicated in neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. He is also interested in the development of personalized teaching.

Session 1:In this session, I will discuss my experience attending the JALT international conference in Fukuoka in November 2022. The theme of this conference was “Learning from Students, Educating Teachers-Research and Practice.” I will talk about several talks that I attended, including the Plenary sessions by Jim McKinley on the role of the educator as a researcher and Jo Mynard, who spoke about the beneficial role of reflection in a language learning classroom.
Session 2: 
The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) annual conference took place in Fukuoka, Japan, between November 11th and 14th, 2022. The conference’s theme was “Learning from Students, Educating Teachers – Research and Practice.” The conference focused on how instructors could leverage student interactions to benefit both groups. In this talk, I will summarise some aspects of the conference. Effective learning can only be measured by effective teaching.