- [Title] Practice of Interactive Learning in Junior High School Mathematics for the Whole Class to Cooperate with Each Other
- [Abstract] The purpose of this practical research is to report the lesson design and practice of interactive learning in junior high school mathematics in which all students shine. It is the author’s belief that all students should shine in the lesson. The author used the PDCA cycle to design, practice, and reflect on interactive learning in which all students are active while trusting and respecting each other’s opinions. In the first practice, the author designed and practiced a lesson that involved pair activities where two students worked together to make a product. The advantage is that this class was interactive. The disadvantage is that the necessity of interaction in this lesson was weak. In the second practice, the author designed and implemented a lesson in which students compare their individual ideas in groups. The advantage is that it was a lesson in which interactive activities were a necessity. The disadvantage was the fixed roles among the students and the one-sided teaching of the students with high levels of learning ability. In the third practice, the author designed and practiced a lesson in which students make an original question for themselves a year ago and share their ideas and innovations for it. The advantage was that it was an interactive lesson in which the students respected each other. The disadvantage was that there were cases where ideas and innovations were not brought up during the interaction. As a result, the author was able to make progress toward the realization of interactive learning in junior high school mathematics in which all students can shine. In the future, the author will reconsider the role of the teacher in supporting learning through whole-class engagement and meaningful interaction.
- [Keywords] Junior high school mathematics, pair activities, interactive learning, quiz-creation
- [Title] Development of a Model Syllabus for Online International Exchange for Globalization in Teacher Training University
- [Abstract] The purpose of this study is to develop a model syllabus for online international exchange for globalization in teacher training universities. Nagasaki University is currently planning a COIL program between the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Nagasaki University Education factory. However, there is no actual model syllabus. Therefore, we thought that a model syllabus is necessary to realize COIL between the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Nagasaki University School of Education. First, we examined a tentative model syllabus and interviewed professors at the University of Hawaii and people who had taken classes at the University of Hawaii. The model syllabus was then redesigned and developed based on the interview results. From the interviews, we were able to find out how the students of the two universities collaborated with each other in their studies and what improvements could be made in the course objectives.
- [Keywords] Online International Exchange, COIL, Model Syllabus