2019 Spring Term
JPS202 Community Service in Japanese Society
日本社会における地域活動
  Language of Instruction: E
  石生 義人 (ISHIO, Yoshito)


CREDIT (単位): 3
Period(s)
時限数
Lec.(講義) Sem.(演習) Lab.(実験実習) Exe.(実技) Intensive(集中講義)
3         
Description(概要)
This course provides international students with opportunities to learn about Japanese society and culture through service activities in nonprofit organizations in nearby communities. The instructor will hold orientation sessions and lectures at the beginning of the term. Then, students will engage in service activities. The instructor will hold reflection sessions at the end of the term.  Students will submit a paper documenting their service activities and explaining what they have learned about various aspects of Japanese society and culture.

ICUで学んでいる留学生が、地域でのサービス活動を通して日本の社会と文化について学ぶことを目的としている。学期初めのオリエンテーションおよび講義の後、受講者は大学近郊の非営利団体等においてサービス活動に従事する。学期末にはリフレクション活動を行う。受講者はサービス活動を記録し、その経験から学んだ日本の社会・文化の諸相についてレポートとしてまとめ学期末に提出する。


This course provides international students (OYRs) with opportunities to learn about Japanese society and culture through service activities in pre-selected community organizations in the city of Mitaka. Students may choose one or two organizations at which to serve. Possible service organizations include organizations that provide care for older adults, organizations that provide education/care for children, the Mitaka Tourism Association, Tokyo Musashi Agricultural Cooperative, and a group supporting the homeless.

This course is based on the concept of service learning, which refers to “a credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility” (Bringle and Hatcher 1996:222).

The instructor will hold orientation sessions during the first two weeks of class. From the third week, students will engage in service work for four hours a week (on average) for six weeks for a total of 24 hours. During the service-work period, the class meets weekly for reflection sessions and for lectures on different aspects of Japanese society/culture which are related to students’ service activities. At the end of the term, each student is required to make a presentation(s) and to submit a paper.





 
Learning Goals(学習目標)
(1) To develop a better understanding of Japanese society and culture
(2) To develop better communication skills within the context of Japanese society
(3) To improve one’s presentation and writing skills
(4) To learn important characteristics of service learning




 
Contents(内容)
#1 April 11 Explanation of the syllabus
Explanation of pre-selected service organizations
Presentations by representatives of service organizations

#2 April 18 Introducing the concept of service learning, basic information about Mitaka, do’s and don’ts in Japanese organizations, how to keep a journal
Presentations by representatives of service organizations
(Professor Ishio’s consultation with each student will take place this week.)

#3 April 25 Service organization allotment, lecture on poverty and children in Japan,
Most service activities should begin this week.


#4 May 9 Reflection session
Lecture on Japanese elementary schools


#5 May 16 Reflection session
Lecture on older adults in Japan


#6 May 23
Reflection session
Lecture on Japanese tourism industry
Lecture on children’s homes in Japan

#7 May 30
Reflection session
6th and 7th periods: Lecture on English education in Japan
Literature review paper due

#8 June 6
Reflection session
Lecture on Japanese agriculture and on free schools (Service activities end this week)

#9 June 13 Student presentations (at Administration Building #206)






 
Language of Instruction(教授言語の詳細)
Lecture:English
Readings/Materials:English
Assignments:English
Discussions/Presentations/Other learning activities:English
Communication with the instructor:English
Communication at service sites: Japanese and English

 
Grading Policy(成績評価基準)
(1) Journal (10%)
(2) Review of literature (20%)
(3) Presentation (20%)
(4) Final paper (50%)


 
Expected study hour outside class(授業時間外学習)
From the third week, students will engage in service work for four hours a week (on average) for six weeks for a total of 24 hours.

 
References(参考文献)


 
Notes(注意事項)
(1) The main purpose of this course is to provide international students at ICU with opportunities to immerse themselves in Japanese society. Thus, this course is NOT open to non-international students. The number of students enrolled in this course is limited to 20.
(2) Students are allowed to register for this course only through a special pre-registration procedure. In fact, ICU’s registration system does not allow students to register for this course online (even if they are preregistered) during the registration period. The pre-registration was closed in March 2019.
(3) This course requires weekly service work outside the campus in addition to class periods on Thursdays. Students’service work schedule will be arranged in a way that matches the needs of community organizations at which they serve. Students may not dictate to the organizations at what time and/or what day the organizations should host them. Thus, if a student has too many commitments to other off-campus activities such as part-time work or internship, he/she may not be able to have time to complete the service work for this course. Therefore, if a student is planning to be engaged in many activities outside campus during the term, this course will not be a good fit for that student.
(4) Some community organizations require complete fluency in Japanese.


 
Schedule(スケジュール)
5/TH,6/TH,7/TH

 
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