Intelligences for a Global Society – Perspectives on Language and Identity

Event Type:

Lecture/Talk

Location:

Tokyo

Event Description

The purpose of this symposium is to consider fundamentally what intelligences are necessary to navigate a globalized society and acquire functional English skills by inviting education experts from global education leader Finland, ranked 6th in the EF English Proficiency Index, and engaging in educational research discussions. In Japan, English proficiency is regarded as the basis of international skills. Beginning in 2020, English will be taught as a subject in elementary school and English examinations for university entrance will be reformed. Language and identity are closely interrelated and the ability to cultivate intercultural competence, understand cultural backgrounds different from one’s own, and speak for oneself are said to be essential skills to respond to accelerating globalization. In this symposium, researchers from Japan and Finland present research on the topic of language acquisition and identity. Furthermore, we will discuss the qualities required of teachers in the field from various perspectives such as researchers, graduate students, and educators. In addition to curriculum education, we also present examples from the museum education program, and consider multiliteracy educational practices that foster awareness of identity. The aim of this symposium is to consider education not only from linguistic and pedagogical perspectives, but also from a cultural standpoint.

Start Date

2019-01-23    

End Date

2019-01-23    

Venue Name

Waseda University Waseda Campus Building 14, Room 201

Website:

http://kuu365.com/symposium/waseda-univ2019/

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