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セカンダリー日本語教師のためのワークショップ - Online Workshop for Secondary School Teachers: How do we equip our students with 21st century skills new
Kobanashi Workshop for Educators – Sharing Teaching Practices and Learning new
Applications for the Japanese Local Project Support Programme 2021-2022 are open! new

セカンダリー日本語教師のためのワークショップ - Online Workshop for Secondary School Teachers: How do we equip our students with 21st century skills   org

Calling all secondary school teachers of Japanese! We will be holding an online workshop led by two of the authors of a popular textbook series for secondary pupils.

This workshop introduces the pedagogical benefits of using 'iiTomo' series (2nd edition) (https://www.pearson.com.au/educator/secondary/browse-resources-online/resources-for-languages/japanese/iitomo/) which aims to equip students with 21st century skills in a variety of ways. Participants will experience intercultural language learning through the eyes of students and teachers. The workshop includes group work to share ideas of assessment tasks and new online tools for formative assessment.

- Date: 26th June 2021 (Saturday), 9:00-11:00 (BST)

- Location: Online seminar using Zoom software

- To apply, please click here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/3PPPWL/

- Participation fee: Free (Registration in advance is required.)

- Registration deadline: 10th June

- Languages used: Japanese/English

- Speaker: Ms Yoko Nishimura-Parke and Ms Yoshie Burrows

- Target audience: Secondary school teachers of Japanese (Private tutors are also welcome).

- Maximum number of participants: 50

In case that we receive more applications than we have spaces, we will prioritise applicants who are currently teaching GCSE Japanese in the United Kingdom and we might close the applications earlier than the deadline if capacity is reached.

- Planned schedule: Following the workshop, there will be an optional social gathering from 10:30.

Speakers’ Profiles:

Ms Yoko Nishimura-Parke

As a senior education officer at the NSW Department of Education, Australia, Yoko Nishimura-Parke developed numerous language learning resources for language education during the period 1998-2015. Yoko also co-authored the Japanese language textbook series Mirai (1995‐2006) and iiTomo (2008‐2019), published by Pearson Education Australia. Yoko is actively involved in creating language learning resources to foster ethical and intercultural understanding and cultivate global views focusing on sustainability.   

Ms Yoshie Burrows

Yoshie Burrows, lead author of the iiTomo series, has been actively involved in Japanese education in Victoria for more than twenty-five years. This includes a long career at Loreto College as a Year 7-12 teacher and language department coordinator. Since 2015, she has been the Languages Professional Learning Community Leader for the Catholic Education Office at Ballarat Diocese. She has written VCE teaching materials including the Leading Edge VCE Japanese textbook, as well as practice exams for the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education.


Date: 26 June 2021 from 9.00am to 11.00am

Online event.

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Kobanashi Workshop for Educators – Sharing Teaching Practices and Learning   org

Since last year, the Japan Foundation has been continuing work concerning Japanese language education that utilizes Kobanashi. 

In this workshop, participants can view concrete examples of how Kobanashi is used in teaching, drawing on the actual practice of educators in a variety of locations.

They can explore the discovery of practice as well as any issues encountered, and also make plans for new methods of practice. In this way we hope to create an enjoyable workshop with collaborative learning.

We welcome both participants who already use Kobanashi in practice, as well as Japanese language educators who wish to use Kobanashi in their lessons in the future.

  • Workshop Format: Online (Zoom software
  • Dates:  16th July 2021 (Fri)
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:30 (BST
  • Number of Participants: Approx. 20
  • Instructor: Dr. Kazumi Hatasa (Purdue University, United States of America; Chair, Dept. of East Asian Language and Cultures, SLC, Asian Studies Faculty).
  • Guidelines for Prospective Participants: PDF Sign-Up Guidelines (This can be downloaded as the attachment file below).

The application form link is included in the Sign-Up Guidelines PDF. We would like to ask prospective participants to read the guidelines carefully and then fill out the application form.

  • Sign-up Deadline: 28th June (Monday), 17:00 (BST)

 


Date: 16 July 2021 from 10.00am to 12.00pm
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Applications for the Japanese Local Project Support Programme 2021-2022 are open!   org

Institutions can apply for up to £3000 for non-profit-making projects or activities which promote Japanese language education in the UK. Please check out our website for information on the type of projects we support, such as newly introducing Japanese into the curriculum or funding Japanese clubs.

 

We prioritise projects that fit into the following four categories:

 

1. Newly introducing Japanese into the curriculum

 

Up to £3,000 for projects that promote the introduction of Japanese into the curriculum (or onto the main school timetable) at primary and secondary schools. This grant covers staff costs and the cost of Japanese language books. Projects may take place online or offline.

 

2. Supporting GCSE or A-level courses

 

Up to £3,000 for projects that support GCSE or A-level courses. Particularly, if schools/organisations require support to ensure a large number of candidates are able to take formal qualifications in Japanese, they will be able to maintain their project by re-applying the following year. This means organisations will be able to apply for up to a total of £6,000 over two years. (Please note that we do not supplement the salary of teacher(s) already hired by the applying organisation.)  Covers staff costs and costs of Japanese language books. Projects may take place online or offline.

 

3. Japanese clubs

 

Up to £2,000 for organisations that newly introduce Japanese as an extracurricular activity or enrichment subject. In the case of schools, this is even if this is not within the school timetable. Covers staff cost, Japanese language book cost, origami cost and calligraphy cost. Clubs may take place online or offline.

 

4. Projects that enable links between primary/secondary institutions and institutions of higher education

 

Up to £3,000 for projects that strengthen connections between secondary institutions and institutions of higher education and create and/or strengthen networks among pupils, students, and teachers for the purpose of helping to promote Japanese language education in the UK. These projects can be aimed at both potential learners of Japanese and people who already are learning Japanese. This is a recently added category, so please contact us if you have any questions or would like to apply but are unsure as to whether your project is suitable. These projects may take place online or offline.

 

The application deadline for the 2021-22 programme is 28th May.

 

This year’s first funding deadline is 28th May – so please get your applications in by that date!

 

Download the following three documents by clicking on the “attachment” links at the end of this article:

 

-       - The General Information document.

 

-       -  The Application Form.

 

-        -  The Grant Flowchart

 


Date: 4 May 2021 - 28 May 2021
Download 2021-22 Flowchart
Download 2021-22 Application Form
Download 2021-22 General Information

We will also be holding a seminar on 14th May (Friday) providing application guidance. Find out more here: https://jpf.org.uk/whatson.php#1175 

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