Planning number:A31

David J. Freedman Lab

Presentation Group Representative : David J. Freedman (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)

Tokyo Midtown East B1F Hall A31

70 Years Anniversary Project of Hiroshima: the Meaning of Two Aspects and Future Education.

Person in Charge of the Project:Masato Suzuki

August 6th in 2015, Hiroshima was celebrated for 70 years memorial day for atomic bombed. However, quite opposite mood to memorial was there, which could be recognized as a chaos. It is because on daytime many demonstrators, religious groups, media, foreigner gathered and took the place of praying people. On the contrary, several young adults and even kids came to pray in midnight, which could be recognized as what should be there on memorial in Hiroshima. Apparently, there seems to be "unusual" situation in which we can see two aspects, "chaos" and "memorial" on August 6th in Hiroshima. How should we grasp this situation? The purpose of this project is to reveal the meanings of both two aspects and discuss for future education.

Whole Language Project

Person in Charge of the Project:Misato Kubota

Today, the major way of teaching English to students at school in Japan is relying to textbooks teaching mainly vocabularies and structures of grammar and sentences. These are hard to adapt in our daily lives since the goal is to make students get good grades on their university entrance exam.
My project will be focusing on "Whole language method," the instructions for learners to put weight on word's meaning, by experiencing various things. I would like to introduce this alternative method that can be taken in Japan in the future to solve the problems they we are facing now.
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