Creating new connections across Asia

Image: IMDb, Fantastic Mr. Fox Last year we launched a total eclipse collaboration between students at Tadulako University (Indonesia) and Western Kentucky University (USA); we also set up an annular and partial eclipse collaboration involving Kobe Shinwa Women’s University (Japan) and the University of Mahajanga (Madagascar). Both these projects included remote teambuilding activities where weContinue reading “Creating new connections across Asia”

Got it.

How do you know if you’re watching a Wes Anderson movie? And what is our whack-bat challenge? We’ve just had an end-of-semester* “Fantastic Mr. Fox” movie night at the University of Shiga Prefecture, which included a brief introduction to the world of Wes Anderson movies: perfectly centred shots, overhead shots, use of colour, Bill Murray,Continue reading “Got it.”

An academic pow-wow, a pedagogical rendezvous…

“Er, guys, I think I’ve just deleted all our slides…” From right to left: Martin Stack, Shiho Matsumi and me at the 2015 ATEM National Convention. Professor Makoto “Max” Kurata, the ebullient president of the Association for Teaching English through Movies (ATEM), called it both an “academic pow-wow” and a “pedagogical rendezvous”… My University ofContinue reading “An academic pow-wow, a pedagogical rendezvous…”

“Fantastic Mr. Fox, and other heroes”

Martin Stack (my co-conspirator at the University of Shiga Prefecture),¬†Shiho Matsumi (one of our brilliant students) and I will be presenting “Fantastic Mr. Fox, and other heroes” at the national convention of the Association for Teaching English through Movies (Kyoto Women’s University, 7th August 2015). The keynote presentation at the convention will be “Bi-language SimultaneousContinue reading ““Fantastic Mr. Fox, and other heroes””