Change of Plans: Shifting the focus Mid-Term
Over the past four years, Service Learning has been incorporated into a Humanities Seminar for Kanto Gakuin University’s Colleges of Architecture and Environmental Design and Science and Engineering. During the past three years, this seminar has joined with Kanto Gakuin University’s College of Economics “Multi-culturalism and Ethnic Diversity” seminar for both the regularly scheduled classes and the service aspect of these courses. As the theme of the College of Economics seminar is “Multi-culturalism and Ethnic Diversity”, students it was decided that students in this seminar would participate in a
service activity, “Asian Sports Festival”, run by the NPO, Montreal Sports. This activity is an annual sports day where Japan’s women’s volleyball gold medalists at the Montreal Olympics join together with refugees in Japan to play volleyball. This activity has been going for 9 years in the Yokohama area, and draws over 100 participants and volunteers from the Yokohama and surrounding areas.
Keywords: Changes in plans, Student directed activities, Learner-centered
Tags:Diversity and Inclusion
By: Lisa Gayle BOND, Sari HOSOYA
Source:7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, Singapore, June 2019