Cultivating international understanding and global skills among elementary school students
Supported by: Intel, Panasonic and Career Link
Purpose of the project:
To cultivate 21st century and global skills among students through Fukuoka’s education programme to enhance international understanding.
Characteristics of the programme:
- Project-style learning where students are given a mission to solve.
- Cultural exchange with students visiting Japan from abroad.
- Direct provision of skills by corporate employees and specialists.
- Using Kids Witness News, a video production educational programme provided by Panasonic, the students created a two minute information programme.
- The students met the youth ambassadors attending the NPO Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka (APCC), filmed their experience and incorporated it into their final videos.
During the project the students learned skills for pin-pointing and solving issues. Specifically, they learned to predict and use information through the planning and production process and acquired communication and presentation skills through preparing a final report presentation.
Note: Intel provided teacher training to maximise optimal support for the students’ production process.
The British Council provided English lesson plans and English learning materials.