Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 KOTESOL National Conference

Drive: Putting Students at the Wheel

The conference will be highlighted by two internationally experienced educators Mark Helgesen and Tim Murphey.

Mark Helgesen is the author of over 150 academic/professional articles as well as numerous books related to the world of ELT. Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Sendai, Japan, and an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, MA Program, in Tokyo. His sessions will include:

Plenary Session: Happiness 2.0: New Ideas from the Science of Well-Being
Workshop Session: ELT and the “Science of Happiness”
Pecha Kucha Session: Lesson from a Wat

Tim Murphey is editor of TESOL’s Professional Development in Language Education series. He has over 30 years combined professional experience in both Europe and Japan. Recently Dr. Murphey has developed a novel based on the University entrance examination system entitled The Tale that Wags. His sessions will include:

Plenary Session: Drive: Putting Students at the Wheel with Agency, Identity, and Altruism
Teacher Training Session: Materials for Portable Embodied & Extended Cognitive Self-Sourcing (PEECSS)
Pecha Kucha Session: Stretching Mirror Modeling with Diversity Peering --
This pecha kucha presentation will be looking at mirror neurons, agency, and altruism
and showing how these can interact to improve our performances and the world itself.

Who: all members and non-members are invited.

**Pre-registration or same-day registration is required. Prices vary, but rates for KOTESOL members who pre-register is 10,000 Won. The final day for pre-registration is May 18th.


When: May 26th

Opening Ceremony
Featured/Invited & Pecha Kucha
Concurrent Presentations (50 mins)
Training Workshops (90mins)
Research Paper Presentations (25 mins)
Raffle Draw
Reception Dinner
(off-site, all invited, pay your own way)

Directions to the KOTESOL 2012 National Conference

Busan University of Foreign Studies
Building F (At the very top of the hill)
The closest subway station is Daeyeon on line 2 (the green line).

Busan Station we will have a shuttle bus leaving at 8:30am and 9:15am. The bus will be departing from in front of the station. When you detrain you'll have to go down to street level and cross the square in front of the station to catch the bus. (Note that there are a number of hotels conveniently located very near the station, so if you arrive the night before and stay in one of these hotels, you can take the bus to the conference for free.)

There will also be a shuttle bus from Dayeon Subway Station. Here too there will be yellow sashed volunteers waiting to direct you to the shuttle buses, which will leave from the subway to the venue at 9am and 9:30am. Note that there is a cctvcamera so the bus can only wait 4 minutes. Punctuality is important!

There will be yellow sash wearing student volunteers on campus to direct you in the morning. If you're running late and there are no volunteers in sight you'll have to follow the directions below

If you miss the shuttle bus:
From Dayeon its a 3,000w (approx) 5 minute cab ride to the university. Leave the subway station via exit 5 and hail a cab. Tell the cab driver "Busan way day" and he/she should take you right there. Once on campus tell the driver to go straight until he passes a rather high concrete wall on your right and a coffee shop on your left. Once past this section tell the driver to go right at the fork in the road and he should head up quite a steep hill. Tell him to go right at the top of the hill and you should be right in front of F building, where the conference is being held.

Alternatively, if you're feeling adventurous you can walk from the subway station in approximately 20 minutes. Leave the subway station via exit 5, then head south down the street that runs perpendicular to the main street that the subway follows. When you get to the UN Rotary continue on straight ahead and simply follow the road up the hill, then down the hill, until you get see the main gate of PUFS on your right hand side.

However you get to the campus,
Once on campus walk on the sidewalk on the right hand side of the road (when you're heading up hill) until you pass the first building on your right. Do not cross the street to get to the sidewalk beside the soccer field. Instead you should see a set of stairs heading up the hill. Go up these and then go up the next set of stairs on your right. Once at the top of the stairs (and the hill) walk past the building that will be on your left. Walk under the walkway connecting that building to the one beside it and go in the doors on your right. You should now be in the lower lobby of F Building. Head up the spiral staircase directly in front of you.

If you have any difficulty finding the event, or getting the cab driver to go where you want him/her to, please contact Noel Woodward at 010-5530-8823, hee will be happy to give you directions or talk to the cabbie for you.

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