Fostering Student Leadership Through “Landscaping” the Classroom (72195)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Daniel Hooper

Thursday, 23 November 2023 12:10
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Creating an egalitarian language classroom where the voices of all participants are respected and student leaders are fostered is a challenging endeavor. In addition to institutional policies that may reinforce traditional top-down power dynamics, educators may also need to address deficit beliefs that learners have internalized as “common sense,” such as native-speakerism (the belief that language learning should be based on a “native” standard and is therefore best taught by “native speakers” of the language (Lowe, 2020)) or the infallibility of teachers. In this presentation, the presenter will discuss a number of pedagogical interventions that can help to relevel or “landscape” power dynamics in the language classroom. These practical interventions - action logging, near-peer role modeling, and social testing - are designed to foster learning partnerships with students that catalyze a continuing cycle of empathetic and humanistic behavior and individual/group empowerment. The presenter will outline the theoretical underpinnings of these teaching techniques, share relevant insights from existing research on their use, and discuss some practical considerations relating to their effective implementation in the language classroom.

Daniel Hooper, Tokyo Kasei University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Daniel Hooper is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Tokyo Kasei University in Japan

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00