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Introduction to Japanese Culture and Language Teaching in Primary Education (J-Clan Initiative)

Venue: University of Edinburgh
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Event Date: 22/05/2015 13:00 - 17:00

This event takes the form of a half-day session for primary and secondary school teachers around Edinburgh, organised in order to give an introduction to the potential of teaching Japanese in primary schools in Scotland.

We will be showcasing ways in which Japanese language can be approached in the classroom, how an interest in Japanese can develop into a career, and the commonalities that are shared between Japan and Scotland.

This event includes student-led presentations introducing the J-CLan Initiative and the personal reflections on studying Japanese at a higher education level, speeches by leaders in the field of Japanese education in Britain, cultural demonstrations in the form of hands-on workshops, and a traditional Japanese
performance. The running order of the day as follows:

12:45 - 13:30 Registration open (Lunch provided)
13:30 - 13:35 Welcome from the University of Edinburgh
13:35 - 14:05 Talk from Anne Rajakumar (Head of Japanese, Hockerill Anglo-European College)
14:10 - 15:00 Presentations on learning Japanese from current students of Japanese from the University of Edinburgh.
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break (Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a number of traditional craft workshops during this break)
15:20 - 16:05 Hanko stamp making workshop run by Mio Tsunematsu (Japan Foundation London)
16:05 - 16:25 Demonstration by the University of Edinburgh's Shorinji Kempo Doko.
16:25 - 16:40 "What Japanese can offer you and your students" Talk from Dr Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt (The University of Edinburgh)
16:40 - 16:45 Closing Remarks

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