Saturday 9:00 - 10:20 AM
Cosmos B, Olympic ParkTel
Why English Education Is Failing in Asia - a Psychological Perspective
David English House, Japan
David Paul will outline Personal Construct Psychology, and illustrate
how this constructivist approach can fundamentally help English teachers
in Asia. This approach has led to stimulating debates and insights in many
areas of education, but is not discussed at conferences in Asia.
David will suggest that the teacher's role in dealing with many of the
problems Asian students face is crucial. The way we teach and the way we
look at students has a profound effect on the way they learn. It is up
to us to lead students towards a successful learning strategy, and particularly
important to bring an understanding of construct-theory psychology into
the classroom. He will suggest that almost all students can succeed if
we take a very close look at common assumptions about how students learn
and reexamine them from this constructivist perspective.