Many thanks to Judith Hanks for coming to give a plenary speech at the JALT PanSIG conference at Nanzan University in May. I was very honoured to be involved in the organisation of the conference, and having read ‘The Developing Language Learner’, the book that Judith co-wrote with Dick Allwright, I was very keen to invite her over. Judith’s work is connected mainly to Exploratory Practice – a research methodology in which teachers and learners collaborate to understand the puzzles they encounter during the learning process. Dr. Hanks explains it far more eloquently than I can, so please watch and enjoy…..

(July 2013)