Consortium Workshop Award – Fumiko Nazikian and Jisuk Park
This year’s winning proposal for a workshop funded by the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning is titled “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the pedagogy of language teaching” and was submitted by Fumiko Nazikian, senior lecturer in Japanese language and Jisuk Park, lecturer in Japanese language, at Columbia University, New York.
The proposal outlined the pedagogical rationale on which SNA is grounded and put forward an argument in support of its instructional uses, particularly in light of the frameworks of global communities within which students operate, and the intercultural component of their engagement with global issues.
The workshop has been awarded 5,000$ and will take place at Columbia University during Fall 2018. In addition to workshop sessions that will allow instructors of all languages to discuss the incorporation of SNA, the workshop will include a keynote address by Prof. Tohsaku of the University of California, San Diego.