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LD Sun1630-8
Sunday, 20/May/2018:
4:30pm - 4:55pm

Location: 4404

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L2 Learner Training in Group Work: A Japanese Need

S. Warrington

Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan

With active learning currently in the vanguard of Japanese educational initiatives (MEXT, 2014), Japanese L2 learners are increasingly being asked to engage more in group work. However, because of particular cultural and educational concerns, forming and functioning ‘as’ a group can often prove quite difficult for them. This is only compounded by the fact that many L2 teachers often mistakenly assume these learners understand and know how to do it. With this in mind, this presentation will discuss the need for learner training in group work as a means to promote positive interdependence and individual accountability among Japanese L2 learners.

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