Learning objects Waking up in Japan

TLF ID M020840

This resource embeds the use of online collaboration tools and 21st century learning skills to support students studying the 100-hour mandatory Stage 4 or 100/200 elective Stage 5 Japanese courses. Students work collaboratively to research a topic of cultural interest in Japan and make a presentation (digital and/or face-to-face) that demonstrates their learning. They investigate key Japanese words (Stage 4) and conduct a Japanese Q&A interview (Stage 5) related to their chosen topic.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource supports student-centered, project-based collaborative learning using Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office 365 and other online tools. Waking up in Japan specifically supports the teaching and learning of the 21st century skills collaboration, knowledge construction and skilful communication as students organise themselves within their groups to research an aspect of Japanese culture and create a collaborative presentation to show their learning. Peer feedback and self-reflection are critical components of this learning sequence. This resource embeds teacher professional learning around using ICT, collaborative tools and 21st century skills in the classroom and provides pathways for learning across the curriculum content.
  • It supports the following Stage 4 and 5 outcomes from the Board of Studies NSW Japanese K-10 Syllabus (2003): 4.MBC.1 A student demonstrates understanding of the interdependence of language and culture 4.MBC.2 A student demonstrates knowledge of key features of the culture of Japanese-speaking communities 4.MLC.1 A student demonstrates understanding of the importance of appropriate use of language in diverse contexts. 4.UL.1 A student demonstrates understanding of the main ideas and supporting detail in spoken texts and responds appropriately. 4.UL.2 A student demonstrates understanding of the main ideas and supporting detail in written texts and responds appropriately. 4.UL.3 A student establishes and maintains communication in familiar situations. 4.UL.4 A student applies a range of linguistic structures to express own ideas in writing. 5.MBC.1 A student explores the interdependence of language and culture in a range of texts and contexts 5.MBC.2 A student identifies and explains aspects of the culture of Japanese-speaking communities in texts. 5.MLC.1 A student demonstrates understanding of the nature of languages as systems by describing and comparing linguistic features across languages. 5.UL.1 A student selects, summarises and analyses information and ideas in spoken texts and responds appropriately 5.UL.2 A student selects, summarises and analyses information and ideas in written texts and responds appropriately 5.UL.3 A student uses Japanese by incorporating diverse structures and features to express own ideas 5.UL.4 A student experiments with linguistic patterns and structures in Japanese to convey information and to express own ideas.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Languages
  • Languages other than English

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW\, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.