HONDA Akiko
   Department     Center for Language Education
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/03/02
Type Academic/Professional Meeting Proceedings
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title FOSTERING ACTIVE PEER-LEARNING BETWEEN DIVERSE STUDENT GROUPS IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITIES: HOW INTERACTIONS CAN BE ENHANCED AND BENEFIT STUDENTS IN INTERCULTURAL LEARNING?
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal INTED2020 Proceedings
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Volume, Issue, Page pp.3499-3506
Total page number 7
Author and coauthor ◎T. Sakamoto, A. Honda, P. Kanduboda
Details Active learning has become an essential item in recent Japanese university education. This study reports on the efforts taken to enhance interactions between diverse student groups and to foster active intercultural peer-learning in Japanese universities. This report selected two case studies, one in peer-learning within mixed groups of students on campus and the other in distant peer-learning between international and local students on two separate campuses in Japanese universities. The research focuses on examining how peer-learning can be elevated by utilizing ICT tools and translanguaging methodology to enhance interaction and information literacy. It also examines instructors’ roles in designing, implementing and evaluating interactive peer-learning and benefits and challenges of peer-learning across cultures.