Saturday 1:30 - 3:20 PM
Lily, Olympic ParkTel
A FEATURED COLLOQUIUM FOR FOCUS ON RESEARCH - PAC2 Explorations
Jane Hoelker , Seoul National University, Korea
Johanna Katchen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Suchada Nimmannit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Video is an efficient, effective and even powerful medium for research
and development (both student and teacher) in the Pan-Asian context where
educators, researchers and students can find themselves wrestling with
geographic hurdles and financial limitations. This colloquium will examine
several projects which use video to further research, development and assessment,
as well as to surmount hurdles and limits.
The first colloquium presenter reports on the preliminary stages of
a project in Taiwan in which experienced teachers were videotaped teaching
lessons from the new communicative textbooks being introduced at the secondary
level. A website was established providing theoretical background; discussion
of methodology and opportunity for communication with the project's creators.
Two teachers in a Thai and a Japanese university respectively show video
examples of their students talking and discuss what teachers can learn
by asking students to describe what they notice in their video performances.
In 1997 every graduate from the English Education Department of Pusan National
University had studied in an English-speaking country. IMF-era austerity
measures terminated study opportunities abroad in 1998. A video course
was designed to provide students with a genuine language learning and cross-cultural