1.26 Time to talk: JALT2022: Lessons Learned Takeaways from the JALT 2022 Conference “Learning from Students, Educating Teachers – Research and Practice.”
Session 1: Dr. Alexandra Terashima
Session 2: Dr. Tito AkindeleALESS/ALESA Program, Project Assistant Professor
Center for Global Communication Strategies (CGCS)
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.
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.