Speaker: Eva Bernat, University of New South Wales, Australia

Date/Time/Place: Monday, April 13th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Kochi Women’s University, Meeting Room, 2nd floor)
Implementing the Teaching-Learning Cycle effectively.
This seminar will provide teachers with a principled and theoretically motivated support for the development of teaching writing skills, using the Teaching-Learning Cycle (Hammond, Burns, Joyce, Brosnan, Gerot, 1992). The Teaching-Learning Cycle is based on the notion of scaffolding, which draws from Vygotsky’s (1978) view that higher thinking processes, including language, arise as a consequence of human interaction. Grounded in this social perspective, the seminar will outline in practical terms how this Cycle can be used effectively in the classroom with students of all levels of English language proficiency and teaching contexts.
Dr Eva Bernat is an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney, and a Lecturer in TESOL at the University of New South Wales. Her research interests and publications cover metacognitive and affective learner contributions to language learning, and teacher education and development – particularly issues related to non-native speaker teachers.

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