Genre Pedagogy To Lead Students’ To A High Stake Of Learning: Students’ Voice And Critical Thinking About Environment Issues Through News Item Writing
Genre pedagogies have drawn on Systemic Functional Linguistic theory, which views language as a social semiotic system, i.e. a resource for making meaning in social context (Eggins & Martin 2002). It is the idea that the grammar of the English Language is a system to facilitate certain kinds of social and interpersonal interaction, represent ideas about the world and connect these ideas and interaction into meaningful text and make them relevant to their context (Halliday, 1978:12). This paper aims to describe ways in which appropriate scaffolding teaching and learning activities in genre pedagogy can be provided to guide the students to shape their ideas critically to the issues of environment in their writing. The scaffolding takes the form of a particular sequence of activities known as teaching and learning cycle which are Building Knowledge of The field, Modeling of the Text, Join construction and Independent Construction.
Inggy Yuliani Pribady holds a Master of English Education degree from Indonesia University of Education. She is an English teacher at 2 Junior High School in Bandung, Indonesia. She presented her research paper at National Seminar on Foreign Language Teaching 2011, Malaysia and at CamTesol 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.She also has got a scholarship to have training and present her paper at ISCF 39, 2012 in Sydney Australia. Her research interests include language learning strategies and sociocultural factors in foreign language acquisition.
Social Media: A Workshop
As EFL professionals in Japan we are faced with an increasingly uncertain job market. There is a need for us to be prepared to compete in that market throughout our careers. Fortunately, social media and a greater awareness amongst employers of its importance, gives us the ability to effectively brand ourselves. This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to learn how to build an online presence and to increase their existing professional network. Those planning to attend should come prepared to actively participate with ideas and anecdotes.
Ivan Botev M.Ed. Applied Linguistics, currently works for the Saitama City Board of Education and is involved with developing and teaching English Communication Abilities Development (ECAD) Program classes. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Center for English Education and Development in Saitama University. He serves as a Publicity Chair for the JALT Omiya Chapter and as a Social Media Chair for the Saitama City Educators (SCE). He has been teaching ESL/EFL in Japan for seven years. He is a father of two and his interests outside the education field include exploring the beauty of Japan with his family.