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GILE Sat1630-9
Saturday, 19/May/2018:
4:30pm - 4:55pm

Location: 4405

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Teaching about the 1927 US-Japan Doll Exchange

K. Cates

Tottori University, Japan

Community research projects can engage Japanese EFL students in a rich variety of tasks that promote language learning, community engagement and presentation skills. This talk will describe a university course in which students researched the 1927 US-Japan Friendship Doll Exchange. This historic peace education event involved the exchange of 12,000 “friendship dolls” between Japan and the United States, connecting tens of thousands of children, teachers and schools in both countries. The presenter will describe the course design, class activities and local fieldtrips, summarize learning outcomes and explain how EFL teachers and students can investigate this topic in their own communities.

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