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PSP Keiko


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PSP Keiko

  1. 2. Keiko Sanderink <ul><li>School : Catholic College Wodonga </li></ul><ul><li>カトリック・カレッジ・ワドンガ </li></ul><ul><li>Language : Japanese  日本語 </li></ul><ul><li>Year Level : Year 10  十年生 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Investigation <ul><li>How can I provide students with more opportunities to use the language they learn in an authentic communicative setting? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I provide students with a long-term opportunity to communicate with the user of the target language? </li></ul><ul><li>Would the students’ motivation and level of engagement be lifted by increased opportunities to use the language in authentic contexts? </li></ul>
  3. 4. What did I do? <ul><li>Skype Conference with a Japanese High School, Kokura Higashi High School. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Wiki Space as a long- term communication place between students in both schools. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Skype Conference Between Catholic College Wodonga Y10 class and Kokura Higashi High School Y10 class <ul><li>We have carried out our first Skype conference on 16 July. This was a trial of exchange - getting to know each other. In a short 30 minutes we had a few items exchanged between the two schools. </li></ul><ul><li>- Teachers introduced each other. </li></ul><ul><li>- Japanese students sang their school song. </li></ul><ul><li>- Brass band students performed a Japanese popular song. </li></ul><ul><li>- Australian students introduced themselves individually. </li></ul><ul><li>- Australian students sang ‘Home among the gum tree’. </li></ul><ul><li>- Question and answer time about students and schools. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Response - Skype <ul><li>Students enjoyed a short exchange with Japanese students despite some technical difficulties. </li></ul><ul><li>Students believe that regular use of the Skype conference will be beneficial for their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>They like more individual interaction time with students, almost one to one talk situation. </li></ul><ul><li>The possibility of future Skype lessons - survey, discussion, debating, presentation etc. </li></ul><ul><li>With the text book we are currently using (Hai Ima) it is possible to use Skype conference opportunity to survey Japanese students - how much allowance (pocket money) students receive from parents each month, what they usually do in their spare time, what kind of high-tech products the Japanese students own. We can also discuss about animal horoscope, about school rules etc. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Wiki Space <ul><li>Students and teachers from both schools were given a page on this Wiki to create their own page. </li></ul><ul><li>My students completed one’s page both in English and Japanese. This page aims not only to introduce oneself but also to inform Japanese students a little bit about Australia, Australian people and its culture. </li></ul><ul><li>This task was set as an assessment task. 30~50% of the content has to appear in Japanese. They need to include some photos on their page. Their work was assessed on the content, the language use, presentation and their effort. </li></ul>
  7. 8. The first page on ccwlote wiki
  8. 9. Keiko Sensei’s page
  9. 10. Alyssa’s page
  10. 11. Response - Wiki <ul><li>Students enjoyed writing the profile on the Wiki. It was different, personal, involving, creative and students felt ownership of their own pages with a personal touch and customised layout. </li></ul><ul><li>As a writing task they also enjoyed being able to use Japanese typing system on a computer and they learnt to use other learning aid such as online dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>Their written mistakes were corrected by me online. The students went back to the Wiki and they checked and wrote out their mistakes in their books. Individually I made some suggestion to change photos or a part of the content to better suit the purpose of the task. </li></ul><ul><li>Some student are strongly hoping to make friends with Japanese students through Wiki. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Active use of ccwlote.wikispaces <ul><li>As we do not have enough Japanese students signed up for the Wiki yet we have not seen active exchange between Australian students and Japanese students. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the potential of using Wiki space is HUGE! </li></ul><ul><li>Participants can go into an individual’s page and make a comment or ask questions about the content. </li></ul><ul><li>Photos, video clips and audios can be easily uploaded onto the page so that participants can share their ideas and initiate discussion or raise an issue/awareness of a particular topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Share their favourite music, movie, useful expressions etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Students work - poster, movie, writing piece can be posted to the site on students’ permission to share. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Music - Japanese
  13. 14. What did I learn? <ul><li>Overall students showed strong interest to continue with both tasks to make the most of the opportunities to use the language in authentic settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the implementation of the tasks I have witnessed that students’ motivation and level of engagement lifted in general. It catered especially well for those who dislike text book learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the investigation I have learnt the importance of receiving written feedback (survey) from students. Some good suggestions were made for future usage of Skype Conference and Wiki page. It has been a very constructive process, working with students to implement something useful and meaningful for their learning. It also created opportunities to discuss language learning skills in the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki space has a great potential to use in education setting. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Where to now? <ul><li>I would work with the Japanese school to plan the next Skype conference and provide support for the process of Japanese students signing up for Wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>I encourage regular use of ccwlote Wiki and monitor the progress, including regular update of the content. </li></ul><ul><li>I provide students with ongoing support for those who wish to take this opportunity further to extend their learning experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement regular use of Wiki space for other year levels where the need is identified. </li></ul>