Kyoto Notre Dame University
Teaching Younger Learners The Big Challenge of “Small Talk”: Supporting Elementary HRTs and Students more
Sun, Nov 14, 14:05-14:30 Asia/Tokyo
MEXT has encouraged “small talk” conversation activities in elementary schools. However, homeroom teachers and students may be unsure how to conduct these activities smoothly. The presenters have created experimental resources and guidelines to support and expand on small talk, and monitored their implementation in local 5th and 6th grade classrooms. The presenters will summarize the results these initiatives have had, using data from surveys, interviews, and classroom observations, and make suggestions based on their findings.