AboutDaniel Roy Pearce is a lecturer in the Department of Education at Shitennoji University, Osaka. He has taught for five years in Japanese public schools and has recently completed his doctorate on plurilingual and integrated approaches in elementary schools in Japan at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, under the supervision of Nishiyama Noriyuki. His current research interests include collaborative action research with teachers, plurilingual education for elementary school learners, and plurilingualism and linguistic diversity in monolingual contexts.
Intercultural Communication in Language Education TYL & ICLE SIG Forum: Intercultural understanding in Japanese schools more
Sun, Jul 10, 11:45-13:15 Asia/Tokyo
This forum is a collaboration between the Teaching Young Learners (TYL) SIG and the Intercultural Communication in Language Education (ICLE) SIG. Its aim is to showcase how intercultural communication is approached in primary and secondary schools from a variety of perspectives. Some of our invited presenters will share their research based on descriptors from the Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures (FREPA) as to what degree intercultural communicative competence is promoted in the new elementary school English textbooks. Presenters will also discuss the difficulties of teaching aspects of an L2 that are not a common feature in the L1 sociocultural environment, engaging ways in which a teacher can introduce their own country and culture to a class, how the School Lunches Project promoted the development of an investigative stance towards plurality, and how intercultural understanding is incorporated in pre-service teacher education.