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Sunday, March 7, 2009
《International Workshop》Expanded Educational Space from the Perspective of Children’s Well-being

  • Time: 2010.3.7 (Sun) 10 : 00-17 : 00 (OPEN 9:30)
  • Venue: Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, Room: Seminar Room No. 4
  • Capacity: 80 people (entrance free)
  • Languages: Japanese & English (Simultaneous interpreters provided)
  • Organizer: National Museum of Ethnology , National Institute for the Humanities
  • Co-organizer: The Danish School of Education, University of Aarhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cooperator: Norwegian Centre for Child Research, University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Supporters: Embassy of Denmark, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Board of Education, Osaka Prefectural Government, Kansai NPO Alliance
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National Museum of Ethnology, Research Offi ce of Nanami Suzuki
10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan
Tel: 06-6878-8290



10:00 - 10:20 Introductory Remarks to the Workshop
Nanami Suzuki (National Museum of Ethnology)
Session I Children’s Well-being: Multi-culture and Educational Space
10:20 - 10:40 Education in Japan for the Multicultural Society: A Case of Kobe following the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake"
Kumiko Yamaji (Kwansei Gakuin University)
10:40 - 11:00 "Open Educational Space: Multi-strata Class Inclusion in Chinese Educational Facilities"
Lara, CHEN Tien-shi (National Museum of Ethnology)
11:00 - 11:20 "Promotion of 'Universal Design of Classes' That Are Easy for All Children to Learn"
Yoshihiro Murata (Ato Junior High School, Hiroshima City)
11:20 - 11:30 Intermission
11:30 - 11:50 "Understanding Material Culture between Children and Adults: 'Minpaku Kids' World's Experiment Exhibition"
Atsushi Nobayashi (National Museum of Ethnology)
11:50 - 12:30 Discussion Comment: Laura Gilliam, Eva Gulløv, Anne Trine Kjørholt, Els-Marie Anbäcken
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Session II The Well-being of Children: Broadened Space for Learning and Living
13:30 - 13:50 "'School Is Scary' A Case Study of an Elementary School Absentee in Japan"
Rumi Umino (University of Miyazaki)
13:50 - 14:10 "A Curriculum Including Art, Work and Prayer: Freedom as Experienced in a Small Integrated K-12 School in Japan"
Naomi Yamamoto (Course in Nursing & Public Health Nursing, Osaka Isen)
14:10 - 14:30 "Refl ections on Life and Living Viewed Through Agriculture"
Nobuo Okuda (Aino Gakuen Agricultural High School)
14:30 - 14:40 Intermission
14:40 - 15:00 "Design and Support Network during Times of Home Shooling"
Nanami Suzuki (National Museum of Ethnology)
15:00 - 15:40 Discussion
Comment: Laura Gilliam, Eva Gulløv, Anne Trine Kjørholt, Mitsuru Shimizu
15:40 - 15:55 Intermission
15:55 - 16:55 General Discussion
Comment: Mikako Sawayama (Okayama University)
Chair: Nanami Suzuki
16:55 - 17:00 Closing Remarks
Nanami Suzuki, Eva Gulløv