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8th Higashida International Conference for Sustainability

March 12 and 19, 2021

第8回東田サスティナブル国際会議が3月12日と19日に行われ、西南女学院大学人文学部英語学科の学生11名が司会者と発表者として参加しました。12日は100名近く、19日は約70名が国内外から参加していました。西南女学院大学からは、「教育の不平等をなくすために: コロナ禍の活動と未来への展望」と「デジタル紙芝居と地域の課題についての学び: 曽根干潟の生態系」というタイトルの二つの発表を行いました。一つ目は西南女学院大学ゴールデンZクラブのカンボジア教育支援プロジェクトとコロナ禍での活動についての発表でした。二つ目は「地域プロジェクト」の授業の中で、学生たちが北九州の環境問題やSDGsの取り組みなどについて学んだことと、その集大成として作成した曽根干潟のエコシステムについてのデジタル紙芝居についての発表でした。ほとんどの学生にとっては初めての国際会議でしたが、想定外の事態にも臨機応変に対応し、オーディエンスからの質問にも誠意をもって答えていました。

The 8th Higashida International Conference for Sustainability was held on March 12 and 19, and 11 students from the Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Seinan Jo Gakuin University participated as moderators and presenters. Nearly 100 people attended on the 12th, and about 70 people attended on the 19th, both from Japan and overseas. Seinan Jo Gakuin University students gave two presentations titled “How Can We Eliminate Inequality in Education? : Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Prospects” and “Digital Stories for Learning About Local Issues: The Sone Tidal Flats Ecosystem“. The first was a presentation by the Golden Z Club of Seinan Jo Gakuin University on their educational support project in Cambodia and their activities during the Corona disaster. The second was a presentation on what the students had learned about environmental issues and SDGs initiatives in Kitakyushu during their “Community Project” class, and the digital picture-story show about the ecosystem of the Sone Tidal Flats that they created as a culmination of their efforts. This was the first international conference for most of the students, but they were able to respond flexibly to unexpected situations and confidently answered questions from the audience.

How Can We Eliminate Inequality in Education? : Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Prospects
Area Project Course activities
Digital Stories for Learning About Local Issues: The Sone Tidal Flats Ecosystem

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