SHIN Kimie
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  Education Development and Learning Support Center
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2022/03/31
Type Report
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title The Effect of Field Trip Activities as First Year Education for International Students : Finding the Focus of Social Skill Development by Distributing Questionnaires in the Japanese Language
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page pp.61,-92
Total page number 32
Author and coauthor ◎Kimie SHIN
Sachiko NAKANO
Details For international students arriving in Japan, to be able to smoothly adapt to Japanese society, studying the Japanese language alongside actions deemed appropriate considering the cultural context of Japanese society, as well as developing social skills is arguably effective. As part of First Year Education for international students, said students who had just barely arrived in Japan were divided in small groups to learn from one another, setting the place for social skill development through a regional community field trip. For the research, each student fully utilized the extent of his/her Japanese skills and through questionnaires written in Japanese, participated in discussions with the locals, and from the narrations of their experiences using trial and error, I focused on analyzing the development of social skills based on the process of the questionnaire activity with Japanese locals the international students had met for the first time.