Learning Advisor Position Available, April 2020

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The Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) will be expanding its advising team from April 2020 and has a vacancy for one learning advisor.

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RILAE Research Forum: Guest lecture by Hisako Yamashita

We are delighted to announce that we will have a special guest at our upcoming RILAE Research Forum. Hisako Yamashita from Konan Women’s University in Kobe, Japan will give a presentation on affect the the roles of peers in developing learner autonomy. Students and staff welcome! (Visitors, please email us: rilae@kuis.ac.jp)

Date: Thursday 11th July
Time: 12.20 to 13.00
Location: 8116

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Visitors from KTH, Sweden, 25-28 June

We are delighted to welcome our research partners from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden will be on campus next week. They will be offering two highly-recommended PD sessions for us in addition to opportunities for us to talk to them about technology and design projects.
Please scroll down for details of the sessions, researchers bios. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please use this form. Please note that the workshop and lecture will be held in classroom 8115 (not the usual room 8116).

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KUIS Linguistic Risk Taking Passport Project

risk-passport-headerLinguistic Risk Taking Passports are available to KUIS students as a way to encourage them to challenge themselves to make the most of the opportunities to use English. It should boost ways that students use English in class, and in and around the SALC in a fun way and also provide some useful data about how we can further support them. The project is completely optional for students. It is an initiative by researchers at the University of Ottawa in Canada along with other international partners. In addition to being a potentially beneficial tool for KUIS students, we will also be researching students’ experiences. Continue reading

Self determination theory: A framework for understanding teaching and learning environments (June 12, 2019)

Wednesday June 12, Room 8116, 12.15 – 13.00

Self-Determination theory (SDT) is a theory of motivation and wellness that can guide research and practice in many life spheres. In this informal session, we will begin by taking a brief look at some of the main aspects of the theory. After that, we will have opportunities to share brief details of some projects in progress in order to consider the relevance of SDT for language learning and teaching. Feel free to join us to discuss ways we might draw upon the decades of research in SDT in order to understand our teaching and learning more deeply. See session Slides

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