Yielding the Floor: Tips and Techniques for Student-Centered Teaching

A student-centered approach to teaching can help improve students’ motivation, retention, and confidence. It encourages active learning and moves the focus of attention from the teacher to the students, putting a priority on students’ thoughts and experiences. Student-centered teaching has been demonstrated to be more effective than more traditional teacher-centered teaching. But what is student-centered teaching? How can teachers use it? Can it be integrated into Korean classrooms? This workshop will provide teachers with a working definition, a possible framework, and practical tips and techniques for making their classrooms more student-centered.

The Presenter: Lindsay Herron

Lindsay Herron has been a visiting professor at Gwangju National University of Education since 2008. Prior to that, she taught English on a Fulbright grant at Seogwipo High School (Seogwipo City, Jeju Island). She has a master’s degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology from Swarthmore College, a CELTA, and the CELTA YL-Extension. She is currently working on a master’s in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from Indiana University-Bloomington. Lindsay is Chair of the Membership Committee for KOTESOL on the national level and has served on the 2012 and 2013 International Conference Committees.

Date: June 21, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Jeju Foreign Language Center, 305-8 Samdo 1-dong, Jeju City

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