ERIC Number: ED213641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Planning a Teachers' Workshop on Japan.
This publication is a basic "cookbook" for social studies educators who want to plan and organize a workshop dealing with another culture for elementary and secondary teachers. Japan has been chosen as the model. However, most of the suggestions can be used to present a workshop on another culture as well. There are six major sections. The first section discusses the topic "Why a Workshop on Japan?" Reasons for teaching from a global perspective and for using Japan as a model are examined. The purpose of the workshop is discussed. The second section deals with "Basic Decisions" which must be made when planning a workshop. Some of the questions discussed are intended audience, level, and topics to be emphasized. "Planning the Workshop" is the topic of the third section. Sources of ideas and materials for planning a workshop on Japan are presented. Also discussed are when and where the workshop should be held, the cost of a workshop, and how the workshop's expenses will be met. The fourth and fifth sections deal with planning the program and arrangements. General rules for program planning and handouts and display materials are discussed. Several different formats to be used to present themes and topics are discussed--lecture, panel discussion, show and tell, games, materials/methods tryout or creation. Creature comforts, equipment, and hospitality are dealt with. The publication concludes with a description of things to do such as sending thank you letters to guest speakers after the workshop is over. The appendices contain a number of useful resources including a list of resources for teaching about Japan. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Von Loewenfeldt (Charles), Inc., San Francisco, CA.