Waking up in Japan

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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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.

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACLJAC010) Reflect on the experience of learning and using Japanese in different contexts, commenting on similarities to and differences from their own usual language use and behaviour[Key concepts: intercultural experience, cultural frames, response; Key processes: identifying, reflecting, expressing]

(ACLJAC011) Collate and present information in print, digital or online formats about self and peers to share with others, and notice own and one another’s ways of expressing identity[Key concepts: self-expression, identity, community, communication; Key processes: reflecting, comparing, identifying]

(ACLJAC028) Participate in intercultural interactions, recognising how their own cultural norms impact on language use and that intercultural communication involves shared responsibility for meaning-making[Key concepts: frames, norms, reciprocity, reflection; Key processes: comparing, analysing]

(ACLJAC029) Reflect on own identity, including their identity as a learner and user of Japanese, through connecting observations of experience over time[Key concepts: identity, perspective, change; Key processes: reviewing, presenting, reflecting]

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Japanese language, Collaborative learning, Project-based learning, Regional culture
Brainstorming, Communication activity, Comprehension activity, Critical thinking activity, Oral activity, Practical activity, Project, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Thursday, 25 August 2016

Resource ID: d1b729f2-3e50-4dcd-93af-ebaaef90bc66