Professional Development

2015 Summer Workshop

CLTNet Pedagogy Workshop: Towards a Learner-centered Approach in CFL Teaching
June 12, 2015 - Friday - 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lead Presenter: Dr. Wen-Hua Du, Chinese Language Program Coordinator, Department of Asian Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

About this workshop: This workshop reexamines the meaning of a learner-centered approach to teaching within the context of CFL. Participants will learn about learner-centered practices, explore utilization and implementation strategies through presentations, discussions, and hand-on activities such as the design of pedagogical activities, the adaptation of text book materials, and scenario analysis. In the workshop, we will also address the special challenges that CFL teaching has been facing while planning and following a learner-centered approach in curriculum design and classroom practices. We plan on having a swap-shop session, so we invite participants to bring their own learner-centered activities, best practices, and ideas to share with others.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

8:15am - 9:00am ...Registration and Breakfast ---- Room: Sparks 9
9:00am - 9:10am ... Opening Remarks and Introductions. Dr. Wen-Hua Du
9:15am - 11:00am ... Ist session (1.45)
11:00am - 11:15am ...Break and Refreshments
11:15am - 12:30am ... 2nd session (1.15)
12:30pm - 1:30pm ... Lunch
1:30pm - 2:45pm ... 3rd session (1.15)
2:45pm - 3:00pm ... Break and Refreshments
3:00pm - 4:30pm ... Learner-centered projects and Swap-shop (1.3)
4:30pm - 5:00pm ... Closing Session and Issuing of Certificates