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English Learning Support Room at Dokkyo University: Promoting Learner and Teacher Autonomy

Presenter: Yuka Iijima, Mari Tsujita and Reina Wakabayashi, Dokkyo University, Japan

This presentation introduces the English Learning Support Room (ELSR) at Dokkyo University, Saitama. The ELSR was established by the Interdepartmental English Language Program to serve two functions: (1) providing students with face-to-face advising that help them solve learning problems, make an action plan to achieve their goals, and carry it out, and (2) providing teachers with a common space for accessing teaching resources and sharing information with colleagues. Since its start in the fall 2010, various attempts have been made to build an effective management system for this newly implemented facility to offer quality services, including training advisors, integrating advising with the Program curriculum, and distributing newsletters. The presenters report the ELSR activities and how they are run and managed using the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, and discuss students’ perceptions of the services and future agenda of the facility based on the student and advisor feedback.

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  1. 1. English Learning Support Room (ELSR) at Dokkyo University*: Promoting Learner and Teacher Autonomy Yuka Iijima, Mari Tsujita, Reina Wakabayashi Interdepartmental English Language Program, Dokkyo UniversityPURPOSE TARGET MANAGEMENT• To provide advising sessions & workshops • Students in 7 departments (German/ • Guidelines booklet to develop autonomous learners French/Economics/Management Science/ • Advising workshops• To support teachers through faculty Law/International Legal Studies/Policy • Notebook for sharing resource space Studies) (approximately 6,300) information among staff • All instructors of English (full-time & part-time) membersCHARACTERISTICS• Integration with curriculum TIME• On-campus facilities • Advising sessions (2 days/week)• English Learning Roadmap • Faculty resource space (Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm) Learner  Autonomy Support Teacher Autonomy Support Reservation • Textbook samples • Resource books on TESOL/Applied Teaching Linguistics Advisor Pre-advising Materials • Textbook survey Sharing results Self-reflection Advising Teachers’ Resource Space Post-advising Teachers’ Teachers’ Advising Communication Workshop Self-reflection Session Workshop Student Feedback Number of Users Advising Sessions I now know what Semester Number It was easy for Fall 2010 93 materials to use for me to talk one- Spring 2011 146 studying. I was able on-one. Total 239 to decide my next learning goals. Teachers’ Resource Space Nov. 2010 – Oct. 2011 It was Number of teachers 17 relaxing. I have more (actual number) Number of books checked out 44 confidence. My motivation increased. It’s useful because Workshops I was able to Type Number the advisor gives me make a study Full-time instructors 8 feedback on my work plan for the Part-time instructors 42 every week. summer. Total 50 FUTURE AGENDA *Dokkyo University ELSR opened in November 2010 as a part of the initiative “Promoting EGAP Education Contributing to the Development of the Competences Expected of• Reconsidering advising schedule College Graduates” EGAP , funded by MEXT as Program for Promoting University Education and Student Support Theme A:• Attracting more Junior and Senior students Program for Promoting University Education Reform• Developing Teachers’ Resource Space A (2009-2011).

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