UHM Education Summer Course: Int’l Inquiry and Field Study in Japan

(reposting from UHM Center for Japanese Studies mailing list)

Course: ITE 403B: International Inquiry and Field Study
Summer 2017 – Japan
Place/Duration: one week at University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa (Honolulu), or online, followed by one week in Kyoto, plus an additional optional week in Sendai

Have an experience of a lifetime in Hawaiʻi and Japan this summer with ITE 403B 😊

Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Japan and conduct field work in educational settings?

Come join us for this exciting three (3) credit Summer 2017 course through the College of Education’s Institute for Teacher Education (ITE). The course begins with class sessions on the UH Mānoa campus (or online) where you’ll collaborate with a diverse group of students and teachers.

During this time you’ll learn a little about Japanese culture and work to formulate your own research question (inquiry) about an aspect of Japanese education/culture.

Soon after the campus-based/online sessions end, you’ll travel to Kyoto, Japan for a one (1) week field study, and at your option, a second week in Sendai, Japan!

Like former course participants from the past five years, you are encouraged to extend your travel in Japan before and/or after the field study. Our course assistants will be more than happy to assist you and your classmates with travel planning! See our website and course overview for exact dates in Japan.

You don’t have to be a current UHM student to register; the course is open to everyone: current students, graduates, in-service teachers, anyone interested in education and Japan!

No Japanese language ability is required for this course. Whether you’re a first time traveler to Japan, or have gone many times, this class offers you the unique opportunity to visit schools and classrooms at the pre-school, elementary, secondary, and university levels!

Further Steps and Information:

*RSVP for upcoming information sessions

RSVP to attend an information session. Three total sessions are available. First session is Jan. 25th

*Download the Course Overview

Grab our 2-page course overview which summarizes all course dates and course costs, etc.

*Visit the ITE 403B website for pictures from past cohorts, course information, and more!

*RSVP for a spot in the course

Ready to Go?
Reserve your seat in the course by clicking here!

Hawaiʻi School Teachers: you may be eligible to earn PD credit for taking this course. Please check with your school principal for approval.

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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