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【GSP】大妻中野高校の生徒と英語ディスカッション

ディスカッションの様子.jpgベーシックインカムの学習.jpg平和に関する学習.jpg7/13(木)に大妻中野高校から10名の女子生徒達(平和学習同好会所属)が来校し、本校の「21世紀(高2・3文系選択科目)」履修生徒10名と英語での交流会が行われました。以下、2つの議題に関して、それぞれディスカッションとプレゼンテーション(Q&A含む)セッションが持たれました。

<前半:ディスカッション>

On balance, governments should guarantee a universal basic income for all taxpaying members of a society.

<後半:プレゼンテーション(Q&A含む)>

What is peace?

1学期に学習した内容に関して、他校の生徒とディスカッションの機会を設けることで、トピックに関する更なる考察を深めると同時に、英語で積極的にコミュニケーションをとる態度を育成する目的で開催された本企画。生徒達は終始笑顔で意見交換を行うことができ、学びの多い貴重な2時間を過ごすことができました。

以下、今回ファシリテーターを務めた本校ネイティブ教師による授業内容報告です。

Visit by ONHS! Finishing up the term in style...

Meiho's 21st Century students finished up the first term with a visit from the Peace Club of Otsuma-Nakano Senior High School (ONHS). The day's festivities included a casual icebreaker, an engaging discussion, and a thought-provoking presentation.

Since May, Meiho's 21st Century students, many of them having returned from their GSP term study abroad earlier this year, have been learning about, discussing, and debating Universal Basic Income. This is a modern-day movement that seeks to improve societies by ensuring that every citizen has access to enough cash to meet their basic needs. After a whole-group brainstorm in which students from both schools provided key vocabulary and ideas, smaller groups engaged in lively discussion of the topic, touching on issues such as taxes, poverty, employment, and crime rates.

When time was up, students from each group summarized and presented the content of their discussions. It was exciting to see how each group focused on different aspects of the issue, with one focusing on pros and cons, another on employment issues, another on citizens' motivation to work, and the other on financial costs and taxes. As both schools are sending debate teams to this year's NFLJ Japan National Tournament at iCLA, this discussion further served to prepare students for success at that event this summer.

Next up was ONHS's Peace Club's presentation on peace. They started by asking, "What is peace?" From there, ONHS students expressed that although it is hard to answer this question, we can still make strides in forming a more peaceful world if we examine the causes of conflict and war. Their main argument was that it is important to establish a more just and fair system of managing natural resources. This is because many conflicts and wars throughout history can be traced back to such resources as oil, diamonds, and land. They concluded by proposing that a third-party system be set up to help resolve issues between developed countries and developing or third-world countries who are competing for the same natural resources.

The presentation was followed with a Q and A session. Meiho students asked about the particular natural resources that have caused the most conflict. They were also curious to learn more about the proposed third-party system. ONHS students eagerly answered these and other questions and helped further understanding of their ideas.

For Meiho's 21st Century students (and teachers!), it was truly a blessing to have such a wonderful and engaging interaction with our peers from ONHS's Peace Club. We hope that our visitors enjoyed the event as much as we did. See you around, ladies (and Mr. Vickers)!

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GSPに関連する過去(今年度)のトピックはこちらからご覧下さい

2017.7.15 1年間で3人目、英検準1級に合格! こちらからどうぞ

2017.7.12 基礎英語2・3(8月号)必見!明法GSPの紹介が掲載! こちらからどうぞ

2017.7.1 NFLJ第3回全国大会(英語ディベート大会)出場決定! こちらからどうぞ

2017.6.12 英語プレゼンテーションコンテストの受賞者発表! こちらからどうぞ

GSP動画はこちらからご覧下さい。

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