Workshop B “EMI training for COIL”


池田圭子(関西大学 グローバル教育イノベーション推進機構 (IIGE) 副機構長)
Don BYSOUTH(関西大学国際教育イノベーション推進機構)
Elvita WIASIH(関西大学)


 6時間に及ぶワークショップは、午前と午後に分かれて開催された。このワークショップの目的は、参加者がEMI(English-medium instruction)とCOIL(collaborative online learning)のコース・プロジェクトをより効率的に計画、そして実行できるようにする事だ。全8名の参加者は2つのグループに分かれて、今までのCOILのコース・プロジェクトに関する懸念を話し合った。
 午後は、午前中のセッションを振り返りながら、COILプログラムを実行するにあたって、不明点などを明確にする為の質疑応答の時間が設けられた。その後、アセスメントに移り、COILプログラムによる学生の変化を測る為のBEVI(Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory)という方法についても紹介された。

Workshop B: EMI training for COIL
Keiko IKEDA (Vice-Director, Institute for Innovative Global Education, Kansai University) /
Don BYSOUTH (Associate Professor, Institute for Innovative Global Education, Kansai University) /
Elvita Wiasih (Kansai University)

Comments from a participant

The EMI training for COIL workshop, conducted by Don Bysouth, Elvita Wiasih and Keiko Ikeda from Kansai University (KU) was a six-hour workshop, divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The workshop aimed to help participants more effectively plan and deliver English-medium instruction (EMI) collaborative online learning (COIL) courses and projects. The eight workshop participants spent the day working in two groups discussing their previous and anticipated COIL courses.

The morning started with self-introductions followed by group discussions about experiences teaching in English and participants’ concerns about doing so. The participants were then shown videos and picture examples KU COIL programs and were given plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss the practicalities of putting such programs and classroom activities together. The morning ended with information about various websites and online tools that can be used to facilitate COIL.

In the afternoon, participants were asked to reflect on the morning session and to ask questions about what they still needed to know in terms of COIL project implementation. Then discussion moved onto assessment and were introduced to the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) as a way to measure a students’ transformation through COIL. The workshop ended with the groups discussing a series of five critical incidents that may occur during a COIL project. Participants were encouraged to brainstorm strategies for overcoming challenges that they might face when implementing COIL.