Yamamoto presents research at two conferences


Dec. 12, 2019

Junko Yamamoto, Slippery Rock University associate professor of secondary education/foundations of education, presented separate research last month in Italy and Washington, D.C.

Yamamoto presented her paper, "Preservice Teachers' Adoption of Makerspace" at the International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age in Cagliari, Italy. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace in a school or library for making, learning, exploring and sharing ideas. The CELDA conference addresses issues concerned with the evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. 

Yamamoto also presented her digital poster, "Website Publication with a Rubric Aligned with Can-Do Statements," at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language 2019 Annual Convention & World Languages Expo in Washington, D.C. The presentation examined how, through the creation of a website, language learners can showcase their writing, speech, video, drawing and photographs with a global audience. ACTFL is attended by more than 7,000 language educators from around the world for professional development.