A Report on Students’ Views About Japanese Secondary Education in 2000 and 2019: The Basic Research for Developing Learning Content for the Original E-learning Programme of Intercultural Training


The aim of this report is to show how students’ views on secondary education for the global age have evolved in 2019 compared to 2000. In 2000, the researcher investigated views held by students in Japan and England about education for the global age. There were two significant findings: first, that fundamental education may continue unchanged for decades in any country, such as forming good relationships with people, individual growth, and social education. Responses showed that learning how to develop good relationships often depended on regional pedagogical arguments as well as the time period. Second, students suggested that updated content should be introduced and improved according to constant changes in a dynamic world, for example, learning technology skills and placing more emphasis on global issues. After nineteen years, the researcher distributed the same questionnaire to 130 Japanese students in 2019 to explore how Japanese education, social backgrounds, and Japanese students’ views on secondary education for the global age may have changed. This will provide preliminary research on the development of learning content and effective teaching methods by using an original e-learning programme for intercultural training in a blended learning environment. The latter point is also a current research topic of the researcher. This presentation will include progress of that report.

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Yuko Kato, Jin-ai University, Japan

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Conference: ECE2019
Stream: International Education

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