Students work collaboratively to research a topic of cultural interest in Japan and make a presentation (digital and/or face-to-face) that demonstrates their learning. This resource supports students studying the 100-hour mandatory Stage 4 or 100/200 elective Stage 5 Japanese courses. Key learning outcomes relate to the syllabus objective: Moving between cultures. Students also have the opportunity to engage with the objective: Using language, through investigating key Japanese words (Stage 4) and conducting a Japanese Q&A interview (Stage 5) related to their chosen topic.
The Collaboratus series embeds the use of online collaboration tools, such as Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365, in future focused teaching and learning activities that develop students' 21st century learning skills. Each resource in the series has been developed through a collaborative partnership between school-based teachers, expert educators from operational and State-office Directorates, and the Learning Design and Development team.
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