George MacLean

University of the Ryukyus

George MacLean is a professor at the University of the Ryukyus. He has taught at primary-junior high and university levels in Japan and in the International School system. His research interests include SLA and ICT implementation. He is active in the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) at a local and national level, and also serves on review boards for several conferences and journals.


Improving Presentation Protocols

Interactive Poster Session
Sun, Jun 21, 09:45-10:20 JST

This presentation will discuss how to (a) assign presentations, (b) collect them, (c) grade them with a viable peer evaluation rubric, (d) compile and transmit feedback to students, and (e) implement feedback and reflection protocols that ensure students are gaining the most from any presentation syllabus component. Results are based on a decade's worth of research and will be presented such that even novice ICT users should be able to replicate the procedure.

Performance in Education

SIG Forum
Sat, Jun 20, 13:30-14:50 JST

The Performance in Education (PIE) SIG Forum will be a panel discussion on the various facets of Performance in Education. The panellists will discuss topics such as their reasons for choosing a performance-assisted or performance-based pedagogy, some examples of successful classroom activities, potential challenges in using these activities, tips for beginners, and their thoughts on performance in education in the time of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will feature PIE practitioners who specialize in various genres of PIE activities such as roleplay, improvisation, public speaking, debate, discussion, process drama, readers theatre, living newspapers, oral interpretation, radio drama, radio show, film, music and rap, and kamishibai.