Satoko Kato

Kanda University of International Studies

Dr. Satoko Kato is a Senior Education Coordinator/Lecturer, at Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE), Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Japan. She is also a lecturer at the Graduate School of Language Sciences, KUIS, teaching ‘learner autonomy’ and ‘teacher autonomy’ in the MA TESOL program. She holds a PhD degree in Education from Hiroshima University, Japan, and a Master’s degree in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY. She has conducted over 4,000 sessions as a learning advisor in the past 14 years working on promoting learner autonomy. She is also developing and implementing advisor education programs for teachers/advisors, domestically and internationally. She co-authored “Reflective Dialogue: Advising in language learning” with Jo Mynard (published by Routledge NY, 2016).


JALT Transformative Mentoring & Coaching

Sat, May 15, 09:00-10:00 JST

This session is for one-on-one mentoring and coaching. Relational mentoring (Ragins and Verbos, 2007) is characterized by reciprocity and mutual learning, where both participants influence one another, that are inherent in growth-producing relationships. Coaching is a comprehensive client-centered service that may involve many aspects of a client’s life, both personal and professional. Note: You must have previously signed up and received an orientation as a mentor/mentee or coach/coachee in order to participate in this session.