We have a fantastic lineup of presenters this year!

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……FAB8:Kyoto JAPAN

 

Annual International neuroELT Conference 

Friday 25-Sunday 27 September, 2015

 

FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015

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EVENT

ROOM

16:30

18:30

Advanced neuroELT Workshop (Cert/Alums) - Robert Murphy

301

16:30

18:30

Training for presenters - Curtis Kelly, Marc Helgesen

302

19:00

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Party at Bungalow

 

 

 

SATURDAY, Sept. 26, 2015

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EVENT

ROOM

09:00

9:45

Early-bird events (networking, yoga, walking meeting)

 

9:45

9:55

Opening - Tom Gorham & Graham Jones (MCs)

Main

9:55

10:45

Curtis Kelly - "Why our Brains Love Stories"

Main

10:45

10:55

Energy break, healthy snack – Steve Jugovic

Main

 

 

 

 

11:00

11:50

CONCURRENT BLOCK 1

 

 

 

Kevin Maher (50) - "Neuro-Connectors: A Focus on Selective Attention"

Main

 

 

Rick Eller (20) - "Utility for Rory’s Story Cubes in the EFL classroom";

Matthew Vetrini (20) - "Student Engagement: Using Brookfield’s Critical Incident Questionnaire"

301

 

 

James Dunn (50) - "Psychology and Reading Comprehension Strategies: A Metacognitive Method"

302

 

 

Unconference Session 1 (high support discussion)

303

 

 

 

 

11:55

12:00

Energy break

 

12:00

13:00

Plenary, Amanda Gillis-Furutaka: "The Neuroscience of Music: Is There More to Music than Meets the Ear?"

Main

13:00

14:00

Discussion lunch;

Student presentation in 301, Marc Helgesen  "A students' DIY guide for making classes more brain-friendly"

 

14:00

14:15

Reporting

Main

14:15

14:55

BOOK / CONCEPT TALKS

Karlene Blackburn - "The Teaching Brain" by Vanessa Rodriguez;

Greg Rouault – "Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning" by John Hattie;

John Maune - "Foster Positive Learning Beliefs" (poster);

Paul Dickinson - "Universal Design for Learning in the ELT Classroom" (poster)

Yu Noel – “Flourish” by Martin Seligman

Main

14:55

15:00

Energy break

 

 

 

 

 

15:05

15:55

CONCURRENT BLOCK 2

 

 

 

Tom Gorham (20) - "Leveraging Prediction and Anticipation in ESL";

Olivia Kennedy (20) - "TPR, Tolstoy and the fundamentals of English grammar: an action plan for the new generation of junior high school students"

Main

 

 

Guy Cihi (20) - "Gamification: Uncertain Rewards and Dopamine Production";

Pearl Gaborno-Ilustre (20) - "Extensive Reading in a College Literature Class"

301

 

 

Erna Sunarti, Era Lina Hadomi & Resti Wahyuni (50) - "Moving, Seeing, and Singing: Adapting language teaching to students’ preferred modes of in-taking, processing, and out-putting information"

302

 

 

Unconference Session 2  (high support discussion)

303

 

 

 

 

16:00

16:10

A word from the MCs

Main

16:10

17:00

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa  - "Social Contagion"

Main

17:00

17:05

Energy break & snack

 

17:05

17:20

Roundtable: Three takeaways

Main

17:20

18:00

Moving closing

Main

19:00

21:00

Party at Papa Jon's

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, Sept. 27, 2015

 

09:00

10:00

Early-bird events (networking, yoga, walking meeting)

 

10:00

10:10

Welcome back - MCs

Main

10:10

10:25

Pecha Kucha, Lesley Ito - "Neuro Quackery in Showa Japan: Edison Bands to Brain Bread"

Main

10:25

10:50

Marc Helgesen (25) - "Hardwire Happiness"

Main

10:50

10:55

Energy break, healthy snack

Main

 

 

 

 

11:00

11:50

CONCURRENT BLOCK 3

 

 

 

Steve Jugovic (50) - "Moving You to Move Your Students: Intermittent Movement, Health and Cognition"

Main

 

 

Takashi Uemura (50) - "Neuro-CLIL: Experimenting with neuroELT maxims in a Japanese tertiary CLIL context"

301

 

 

Jeff Mehring (20) - "Study Skills to Improve Testing Outcomes and Enable Deeper Learning";

Mohammed Ahmed (20) - "Confidence building in business presentation training: Applying neuroscience and positive psychology"

302

 

 

Yoko Morimoto (50) - "Drama: Using movements and emotions to enhance learning, memory, physical and psychological well being"

3-B

 

 

 

 

11:55

12:00

Energy break

 

12:00

13:30

Plenary, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa: "The Science in the Art of Teaching: New Discoveries in Neuroscience that Influence Education"

Main

13:30

14:30

Discussion lunch;

Student presentation in 301 (panel)

 

14:30

14:40

Reporting

Main

 

 

 

 

14:40

15:30

CONCURRENT BLOCK 4

 

 

 

Junko Omotedani (50) - "What Metacognitive Knowledge will Help Language Learners? Implications from NeuroScience"

Main

 

 

Spencer Robinson (50) - "English as Therapy"

301

 

 

Jorge Correa (50) - "Let's break and move: Learning English in a brain-compatible way"

302

 

 

Marc Helgesen (20) - "Power Poses + Positive Self-Talk and Linguistic Distancing";

Unconference Session 4 (on moving, Marc)

303

 

 

Kathleen Kampa (50) - "Music and Movement Make Learning Memorable"

3-B

 

 

 

 

15:35

15:45

A word from the MCs

Main

15:45

15:55

Energy break

 

15:55

16:45

Joseph Shaules “Ecosystems of Learning: Complexity Theory in SLA"

Main

16:45

17:00

Roundtable: Three takeaways

Main

17:00

17:05

Closing

Main

 

 

 

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