Sat, September 08, 1:00 pm
Short paper (30 minutes)
Kevin Stein (Clark Memorial International High School, Osaka)
In a high school in Osaka, Japan at which over 60% of the student body has significant gaps of three months or more in their educational histories, standardized tests, as opposed to a vehicle to teach and study specific language points, are used to help students develop autonomous learning skills including: proper dictionary use, inferring ability, vocabulary list and card creation, and metacognitive reading skills. The presenter will explain the course’s methods and participants will leave the presentation with examples of adaptable classroom materials and alternative ways to evaluate students’ development of autonomous learning skills.