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‘Learning modern history of Okinawa through educational presentations’ in August 2015

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The 106th regular meeting was held

The 106th regular meeting was held on Saturday, 17 September. This meeting began with a warm-up activity lead by Miyazaki Michiharu (Toho Elementary School). We were divided into two groups and went through the activity “relay of feelings” from the Project Adventure. We then reflected on the “11th SAOL’s Summer Seminar” which was held on August 7 (Sunday). Focused on eight contents of the workshops, the timing, theme and program configuration, we exchanged views about the role sharing as well. In addition, for the meeting the following month, we discussed and brain-stormed about what to ask r what to talk about with Matsushita Kayo (Kyoto University), who will be invited. […]

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The 11th summer seminar was held

The 11th SAOL Summer Seminar was held on August 7, (Sun), deepening our path to active learning. We are thankful to a number of educators who attended the seminar. ◆ There was a participation of a total of 75 people, including those who participated from abroad. As the current feature, a lot of teachers in active service from elementary schools to high schools joined. It was the first time for many of them to join our SAOL seminar. ◆ The morning program began with a warm-up activity, moving on to a plenary session. Following the keynote proposals on active learning, two of the reporters introduced the practices and knowledge titled […]

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The 105th regular meeting was held

The 105th regular meeting was held on Saturday, 16 July. The purpose of this meeting was to prepare for the “11th SAOL Summer Seminar” to be held on August 7 (Sunday). First, after confirming each role and workshop, we made small groups to discuss each plan. 4 different workshops will be held both in the morning and afternoon. On the basis of each facilitator’s plan, the theme and types of activities were discussed and each plan was made more specific and concrete. In addition, the wrap-up meeting at the end of Summer Seminar was planned to review the contents so as to receive various comments and interact with many participants. […]

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The 104th regular meeting was held

The 104th regular meeting was held on Saturday, 18 June. The mini practice report was done by Morozumi Keiko (Saitama Prefectural Tokorozawa-kita High School). 30 students visit a sister school in New Zealand every summer and go to the elementary school there to introduce Japanese culture. The other report was about her English class. As an introductory activity, students learned about the background of the Holocaust with the jigsaw method. Following the mini practice report, for the coming summer seminar on August 7 (Sunday), the members in charge of each workshop talked about their plan and we exchanged opinions. The contents of the workshop will also be introduced on our […]

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The 103 regular meeting was held

The 103rd regular meeting was held on Saturday, 21st May. From this fiscal year on, mini-workshop and/or mini-practice reports will be provided in order to catch up on the daily activities of the members. Following the meeting for the summer seminar in August, Kurihara Shigeru (Teikyo Elementary School) introduced the activities he is doing in his physical education class. In the mini-practice report, Tsujimoto Kyoko (NPO corporation coexistence of forest network) introduced the “Kikigaki Koshien” (oral recollections of experts) which greet the 15th this year. Hatsuumi Shigeru (Hachioji Municipal Yarimizu Junior High ) gave a report on the involvement of the parents from the teaching practice exercises. He is in […]

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The 102nd regular meeting was held

The 102nd regular meeting was held on Saturday, 16th April. After two-minute speeches by the participants on their recent news, they reflected on the spring seminar on Saturday, 26th March. Ideas were exchanged on the administration as well as on the morning symposium and the afternoon workshop. On the basis of the reflection, the participants went on to discuss plans for a summer seminar to be held on Sunday, 7th August. The theme of the summer seminar is ‘Introduce multifaceted learning to the classroom through activities!! –Ways of enjoying active learning–‘. The participants brainstormed how the accumulation of the SAOL’s research findings could help make the seminar beneficial for both […]

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The 10th annual spring seminar was held

The 10th annual spring seminar was held on Saturday, 26th March. We are thankful to a number of educators who attended the seminar in spite of their busy schedule at the end of a school year. The theme this time was ‘Active learning and educational presentations’. The seminar provided an opportunity to publicise a compilation of the SAOL’s endeavor in educational presentation over the last four years, making reference to our newest book ‘Educational presentations — Their purposes, techniques, and practice’ which was published by Junposha in November of last year. In the keynote, our president Watanabe Jun reported how educational presentation is inseparable from active learning. In the special […]

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The 101st regular meeting was held

The 101st regular meeting was held on Saturday, March 12. The theme of the meeting was to prepare for our annual spring seminar to be held on Saturday, March 26 under the title of ‘Active learning and educational presentations’. First, participants checked the programme and their roles of the day. After singing a song together as a warm-up activity, they discussed plans for the symposium and the workshops. As for the symposium, three speakers (Ms Kosuge Nozomi, Shibukawa City Elementary School; Mr Hayakawa Norio, Nakamura High School; Prof. Watanabe Takahiro, Tokyo Gakugei University) spoke of their plans, after which participants exchanged ideas for the contents and procedures, including how the […]

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The 100th regular meeting (the 10th new year camp) was held

The SAOL celebrated the 100th regular meeting (the 10th new year camp), held at BumB for two days from the 4th to the 5th of January. Approximately twenty members joined the camp, including those from Akita, Kyoto, and Okayama. Day 1 was composed of the following activities: a review of the presentation festival for high school students held in last November, a discussion on the spring seminar scheduled for the 26th of March, preparation for the Akariza-tour to be held at Tokushima University on the 23rd of January, an exchange of impressions of our third volume ‘Educational Presentations’, and a lecture by President Watanabe on a theoretical analysis of the […]

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The 99th regular meeting was held

The 99th regular meeting was held on Saturday, 19 December. In the first part, our member Ms Fujita Mariko (Hokkaido Ohtani Muroran High School) reported on a subject entitled ‘career learning’. It is a school designated subject launched for the seniors at the beginning of this school year. ‘Initiatives for “career learning”‘ was the title of her report. Ms Fujita spoke of the processes where the teachers, as well as the students, made positive changes as facilitators through lessons incorporating group work and discussion. As for the Akariza tour to be held on Saturday, 23 January at Tokushima University, current situations were reported by Ms Misumi Tomoko (Tokushima University). An […]

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The 15th presentation festival for high school students was held

Our annual presentation festival for high school students was held at Atomi High School on Sunday, 22 November. The theme was ‘What impact will the lowering of the voting age to 18 have on Japan?’ A total of 49 students from 12 high schools were divided into 8 groups, in which they experienced icebreaking activities and did research and discussion on the issue so that they could give 5 minute presentations at the end. All presentations were backed by their research on an international comparison of voting systems, possible influences on welfare budget, etc. The students’ creativity was typically shown in their brand-new idea of an ‘online poster’. It is […]

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The 98th regular meeting was held

The 98th regular meeting was held on Saturday, 14 November. The meeting this time was held at Toho Elementary School in order for the participants to join a workshop by the school’s librarian Ms Watanabe Haruna. They experienced the flow from research work to presentation as they read an information magazine for elementary school children as an example. They chose and read an issue in pairs. As they read together, they kept notes on points of their interest on cards, which were then grouped. Then the participants selected items to focus on so that they could prepare for presentations to be done individually. They recoginised the effect and universality of […]

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The 97th regular meeting was held

The 97th regular meeting was held on Saturday, 17 October. Main features were practice reports by our members. The first report was given by Aoki Sachiko (Showa Women’s University) and it was entitled ‘Adventures of practicum in teacher training through active learning.’ She reported on her five-day intensive course, where students got to know each other until they disclosed their inner selves. The second report was by Sekine Mari (Keimei Gakuen), and the title was ‘On being an SGHA.’ SGHA is short for Super Global High School Associate, and Keimei was appointed the title because of their international education over the years. In between these reports was an interim report […]

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The 96th regular meeting was held

The 96th regular meeting was held on 16 September at College of Humatnities and Sciences, Nihon University.  Firstly, each participant reported his/her recent news.  In particular, Ms Misumi Tomoko (Tokushima University) explained the concepts of ‘Tokushima Consortium of “Intercultural Caravans for Community Creation”‘, which is to be held in January next year. Reflections on the tour of Akariza in Okinawa followed.  The tour was entitled ‘Learning modern history of Okinawa through educational presentations.’  This event was jointly held by the SAOL, Okinawa Society of History Education, and the Fukutsukan Museum in Naha City on 20 August.  For a start, Mr Miyazaki Michiharu (Toho Elementary School) gave a brief introduction of […]

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‘Learning modern history of Okinawa through education presentation’ was held

On Thursday, 20 August, ‘Learning modern history of Okinawa through educational presentations’ was held at Kamejiro Senaga and the People’s History Museum (aka Fukutsu-kan, or the Museum of No Surrender) in Naha, Okinawa as part of our second tour of Akariza. This project was made possible as a joint venture of the SAOL, Okinawa Society of history education, and Fukutsu-kan. A total of twenty-two participants experienced a ‘presentation festival’ as a way of passing on experiences of war to future generations. With the aging wartime generations retiring as narrators of such experiences, this programme of extemporaneous presentation enables younger generations to work on wartime documents and materials face to face. […]

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