Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 February 22 | Sergio Mazzarelli | Fostering Learning Autonomy with the European Language Portfolio / Peer Evaluation Using Moodle

Sergio Mazzarelli
Kwassui Women's University
The speaker will offer two presentations. The first will explain how an adapted version of the European Language Portfolio (ELP) was used to foster student autonomy and motivation in three classes at a Japanese university. In particular, the presentation will focus on how the ELP helped students formulate learning goals and self-monitor progress in achieving those goals. There is growing interest in the ELP, but many teachers are not sure how to make it work in the Japanese context. Far from intending to be prescriptive, the presenter hopes to inspire others to find their own way to deploy this powerful tool.

The second presentation will showcase the use of the popular Moodle LMS to support peer evaluation of students' presentations. Experience shows that students encounter many difficulties when trying to evaluate live presentations. However, the task can be made more manageable by using video recording and the Moodle Workshop module to evaluate the presentations online according to student-designed assessment criteria.

No previous knowledge of the Portfolio or Moodle is expected of the audience.

Speaker: Sergio Mazzarelli
Date and Time: Sunday, 22 February 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Dejima Koryu Kaikan, 2-11 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: 1,000 yen, free for students or first-time JET Programme participants
Contact or Queries: Email contact form

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