Asian Conferences-- Teacher Belief; Teacher Action
This session will first familiarize participants with a successful,
fun, collaborative video exchange project carried out between the presenter's
first year university classes and those of Junior College students in Canada.
The initial stage of introduction through e-mail and mini-video projects
drawn from class themes will be outlined. Next the steps in the final,
more challenging video exchange project wherein topics are brainstormed
and selected will be discussed. Small groups collaborate on creating
a loose script, giving oral and written progress reports and making
decisions about roles, props, and locations. After assisting each
other in filming, the whole production is viewed and assessed by the class
which eagerly awaits the video from their new Canadian friends. A few brief
samples of these videos will be watched.
Joyce Cunningham is JALT National Programme Chair and is co-editor
for the monthly column "A Chapter in Your Life" in "The Language Teacher"
magazine of JALT. JALT98 Conference Programme co-chair and co-editor of
the Pre-Conference Supplement, Conference Handbook and Proceedings.
Co-coordinator of the English language section of the Department
of Communication Studies of the Faculty of Humanities at Ibaraki University
in Mito, Japan.