Fri, September 07, 1:15 pm
Donna Tatsuki (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies); Lori Zenuk-Nishide (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies); Thomas Fast (Okayama University); Craig Smith (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
This symposium will offer excerpts from real situations that show how extended role plays like Model United Nations (MUN) simulations develop learner voices and agency from four different perspectives: (a) Development of self through a community of practice, (b) MUN as Training for Global Citizenship, (c) Empowering student-led independent learning, and (d) Problems encountered in Native Speaker-ELF interactions. MUN simulations facilitate personal development and the building of a broad and advanced knowledge base, which are crucial to live as active citizens in democratic societies. Relevant conference themes include: Identity, Critical thinking, Curriculum design, Learner training, Teacher/learning advisor autonomy.