Webinar with Satoko Kato, Hatice Karaaslan, Gamze Güven Yalçın and Stephanie Lea Howard
April 3, 2021, 9am UK time
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Abstract: This webinar will start with a presentation by Satoko Kato on advising in language learning as a form of learner support. The following topics will be covered:
- Why is ALL playing a vital role in language learning?
- What is ALL? How different/similar is it from teaching?
- How does it work? How can we do advising?
- How do we educate others and ourselves as advisors?
Then a panel discussion will outline the advisory programme at their university and share their experience in their journey from teachers to advisors.
Bio: Satoko Kato is a Senior Education Coordinator/Lecturer, at Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE), Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Japan. She is also a lecturer at the Graduate School of Language Sciences, KUIS, teaching ‘learner autonomy’ and ‘teacher autonomy’ in the MA TESOL program. She holds a PhD degree in Education from Hiroshima University, Japan, and a Master’s degree in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY. She has conducted over 3,800 advising sessions as a learning advisor in the past 12 years working on promoting learner autonomy. She is also developing and implementing advisor education programs for teachers/advisors, domestically and internationally. She co-authored “Reflective Dialogue: Advising in language learning” with Jo Mynard (published by Routledge NY, 2016).
Dr. Hatice Karaaslan, holding a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Middle East Technical University and Learning Advising and Advisor Educator Certificates from Kanda University of International Studies, works as an EFL instructor, a learning advisor, and an advisor educator at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Foreign Languages, Turkey. Her interests include corpus linguistics, critical thinking, blended/flipped learning, self-determination, well-being and advising in language learning.
Gamze Guven-Yalcin is the Co-Coordinator of the Learning Advising Program (LAP), an Advisor Educator and an EFL instructor at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Foreign Languages. She holds a BA, Live Online Trainer Certificate and Learning Advising Certificates. Her interests include advising in language learning, advisor education, developing advising tools, gamification in language learning.
Stephanie Lea Howard is the Co-Coordinator of the Learning Advising Program (LAP), an Advisor Educator and an EFL instructor at the School of Foreign Languages at AYBU. She holds a BFA, TEFL 1-2, and Learning Advising Certificates. Her interests include Mindsets, perfectionism, Advising in Language Learning, advisor education, peer advisor education, and developing advising tools.