15 (Sat) & October 16 (Sun)
The Intercultural Education Praxis Seminar (Retreat) this year will be held in Izukogen on Oct.15 (Sat.) and 16 (Sun.). This is a wonderful opportunity for you to exchange new knowledge, information, and ideas while relaxing physically and mentally at an “Onsen” (hot spring) by the sea. Every year at the retreat, participants share their ideas for intercultural education and training with each other, and have an opportunity to introduce videos, exercises, simulations and other materials at a presentation session. The participants will find some improvements of facilities as the venue has been refurbished this year.
We have invited Dr. Joseph Shaules, associate professor of the Rikkyo University, as a special guest to conduct a workshop entitled “Deep culture-the hidden challenges intercultural learning” during our Retreat. Dr. Shaules appeared for six years on NHK's Crossroad Cafe.
This year again, SIETAR Japan would like to invite you to come and present your ideas. Please plan to join us.
Oct. 15th (Sat) & 16th (Sun)
Izu Kogen Obirin Club
1317, Futo, Ito-shi, Shizuoka 413 – 0231
14,000yen (members), 17,000yen (non- members)
12,000yen (member or non-member full-time students)
This includes meals, reception, fees for participation, accommodation and facilities.
2-3 people share one room. No single room available. For couples or families, we can prepare a privete room. Please let us know when you make a reservation.
TRANSPORTATION from Tokyo area:
- Ito Route
JR special express train "Odoriko": Tokyo-Ito (time: 105 minutes, fee: 4,020 yen)
From Ito-station, please take a taxi (about 4000yen) or a bus to Saboten Park by the Tokai bus (690yen). (It takes 30-40 minutes by taxi or bus.)
- Izukogen Route
JR special express train “Odoriko”: Tokyo-Izukogen (time: 130 minutes, fee: 5,160 yen)
Shuttle service: from bus stop at “Izukogen Exit” of Izukogen station (Time: 15 minutes, fee: free)
Please note that JR special express train “Super-view Odoriko” costs more than JR special express train “Odoriko” does.
Our e-mail will confirm your application. Payments are to be made on site. (Cash only)
After Oct. 11: 10,000yen, On the day:100% of participation fee
October 15 (Sat.)
"Deep culture - the hidden challenges intercultural learning"
Joseph Shaules (Rikkyo University) #E
- From Taboo to Empathy: How to manage classes with students who have roots in Korea" Michiko Tomioka (Ryukoku University) #J
- "What should we teach children through English lessons at Japanese junior-high and high schools?" Kanami Uchida (Obirin University) #J
18:00-20:00 Dinner and Free Time
- "The Simulation BaFa BaFa Simplified"
Scott Johnston (Osaka Jogakuin College) #E
- "Cross-culture in business"
Kiyoharu Nakajima (CBSI) #J
21:10- Free Time
- "Ryuugakusei bekkasei to nihonjingakusei no koryuukai no kadi"
Riko Wakita (Doshisha University) #J
- "The Weakest Link of Overseas Study: Dealing with home stay matchings"
Jerrod Hansen (Osaka Jogakuin College) #E
- "Position of Lin Yutang's English Literary Activity during his days in Shanghai"
Han Re Ga (Tokyo University) #J
- "Nihontekina hatsugen to ronritekina hatsugen"
Teruko Akita (Obirin University) #J
- Tentative title "Impression Management in Japanese culture"
Richard Goetz (International Christian University) #E