Friday, September 17, 2010

News: Teach Japan Conference

Hi all, Junko desu.

Today I wanted to share information of conference called Teach Japan Conference, which will be held on Oct 29th and 30th at DePaul University, Chicago IL. http://las.depaul.edu/mol/About/TeachingJapanConference/SaturdayEvents.asp

This conference is dedicated to teaching Japanese language and culture, and more of pedagogy side of Japanese as a foreign language. Take a look at the schedule!

Panel 1-A
New Approaches to Introducing Japanese Culture In/Out of the Classroom

Elizabeth Lillehoj, DePaul University, Panel Chair

Joanne Bernardi, University of Rochester, NY
“‘Tourist Japan’: Identifying Japan in 20th Century Visual and Material Culture”

Linda H. Chance, University of Pennsylvania, PA
“Using Wikis to Enhance Student Engagement in the Japan Survey Course”

Dyron K. Dabney and Lynne Chytilo, Albion College, MI
“Pottery and Politics: Examining the Art and Politics of Tea Culture in Japan”

Carol Enns and Erin Davis, Cornell College, IA
“Addressing the Challenges of Short-Term Study Abroad in Japan”

Panel 1-B:
Collaboration with Faculty and Community

Nobuko Chikamatsu, DePaul University, Panel Chair

Noriko Fujioka-Ito and Gayle G. Elliott, University of Cincinnati, OH
“Enhancing Global Views and Japanese Language Abilities Through International Cooperative Education”

Rika Ito, St. Olaf College, MN
“Incorporation of Internships into the Curriculum: Experiences of Experiential Learning in Japan”

Akiko Kakutani and Yasumi Kuriya, Earlham College, IN
“Collaborative and Experiential Learning Projects in Japanese Studies”

Deborah Shamoon and Noriko Hanabusa, University of Notre Dame, IN
“Team Teaching as a Method for Bridging Advanced Japanese Language and Area Studies Courses”

Panel 2A -- Teaching Lessons from the Japanese Past

Kerry Ross, DePaul University, Panel Chair

Ethan Segal, Michigan State University, MI
“From Samurai to Sources: Teaching Critical Thinking in the Pre-modern Japanese History Classroom”

William Londo, Michigan State University, MI
“Zen and the Art Of Teaching Premodern Japanese Religion”

Elizabeth Oyler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
“Media and Messages: What Japan’s Medieval Narrative Arts Can Tell Us About Contemporary Culture”

Panel 2B -- Innovative Course Designs for Teaching Japan and Japanese

Mariko Moroishi Wei, Purdue University, Panel Chair

Nobuyoshi Asaoka, Grinnell College, IA
“Is Learners’ Autonomy Manipulable?: The Interactive Impact of Teacher-Allocated Partners”

Vanessa D. Dickerson, DePauw University, IN
“Fashioning a Course on the Japanese and African Americans”

Junko Ikeda Schwartzman, Purdue University, IN
“Designing a Speaking-Oriented Classroom through an Online Speaking Program

Chiaki Takagi, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
“Interaction with Communities: Developing an International Service Learning Course”

Panel 3A -- Cultural Comprehension and Communicative Competence

Jason Christopher Jones, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Panel Chair

Anatoliy Anshin, Russian State University for the Humanities and Moscow International Higher Business School “MIRBIS,” Moscow
“Cultural Issues in Japanese Language Pedagogy”

Shinobu Anzai, United States Naval Academy, MD
“A Profile of Japan: The Search for Core Cultural Values”

Monika Dix, Saginaw Valley State University, MI
“Japanese Language and Culture: What IS Culture and How Can IT BE Used To Enrich Communicative Competence?”

Misumi Sadler and Jung Sun Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
“An ‘Intercultural’ Learning Community: the Culture-Learning Discussion Forum for the First-Year Japanese Language Course”

Panel 3B -- Murakami Haruki, Genji Monogatari, and Beyond

James Dorsey, Dartmouth College, Panel Chair

Keisuke Hayashi, Hosei University Junior and Senior High School, Tokyo
“Experience of Translating Murakami Haruki in the Classroom”

Tomoko Kato, College of William and Mary, VA
“An Experiment of Bringing Genji Monogatari into Advanced Japanese Class”

Kimberly Kono, Smith College, MA
“Reading Japan and Otherness”

Rika Saito, Western Michigan University, MI
“What and How Can Haruki Murakami Teach in Classroom?”: The Need for Bridging Language and Content”

Panel 4A -- Cold War, Ideology, Japanese Studies

Miho Matsugu, DePaul University, Panel Chair

Allison Newman Frickert, Mt. San Antonio College, CA
“Teaching Comparative Pacific Empires: Japan and the United States”

Jason Goulah, DePaul University
“Soka Kyoiku in U.S. Higher Education: Pedagogical Possibilities Between Schools of Education and Japanese Studies Programs”

Reginald Jackson, The University of Chicago, IL
“Rethinking Japanese Performance in the Post-Cold War Classroom”

Robert Tierney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
“Forgetting and Remembering Empire in Japanese Literary Studies”

Panel 4B -- Pedagogical Challenges in Heterology and Historiography in the U.S. Classroom

Yuki Miyamoto, DePaul University, Panel Chair

Mahua Bhattacharya, Elizabethtown College, PA
“Articulating the Process of Articulation: Treading the Outcomes Discourse”

Rose Bundy, Kalamazoo College, MI
“Commemoration, Memory, Contested History in East Asia and the U.S.: Teaching the Smithsonian Enola Gay and Yasukuni Controversies in a Sophomore Seminar”

Tanya S. Maus, Wittenberg University, OH
“Engaging Japanese History in Ohio”

John Timothy Wixted, Arizona State University, AZ
“A Modest Attempt at Teaching Languages and Cultures in a Fourth-Year-Level Course, Readings in Japanese History”

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