The Japan Association for Language Teaching
Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group
The Mind, Brain, and Education SIG is a part of JALT. It is a forum for language educators and researchers to share insights in neuroscience, bringing relevant new discoveries in psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neurolinguistics into language teaching in Japan.
Neuroscience is changing language teaching!
Traditionally, language teaching has been shaped by Linguistics, and as a result, it has been language centered. Now, neuroscience and psychology are informing us more about learning itself and the learner. Our goal as language teachers is to find out as much as we can from brain sciences that can improve our practices and teach each other.
The Mind, Brain, and Education movement is best defined by this Venn diagram.
Joining the SIG
You must be a member of JALT to join the SIG. So when you join JALT or renew your membership, click on the "Sig Membership" tab. Choose "Mind, Brain, and Education SIG"
You can join one SIG at no extra cost (with ¥2000 per additional SIG).