Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Plants’ accidents: What young people should know
Keiko Kikuchi will talk about her experiences of teaching energy and nuclear power issues in her content-based university English classes. This workshop will explore the following things with participants:
1) What nuclear power is and how electricity is generated at nuclear
power plants (or NPP)
2) The media coverage in Japan as compared to the outside world
3) Myths and facts about energy issues
4) Students’responses to the whole event as compared to adults
5) How to cope with radiation from NPP accidents
6) What we should know about more sustainable energy for our future
Keiko Kikuchi M.Ed. Secondary Education, currently teaches English at three universities in Saitama. She started her career as a public junior and senior high school teacher in Tokyo, then quit and studied at the Graduate School of Education in Virginia. Returning to Japan, she briefly worked as an editor at a business English company, then found a lecturer job in universities and re-started teaching in 1994.
She has served as the Japanese coordinator of Peace as a Global Language Conference since its inception in 2002 and also as a translator at conferences such as Women Educators and Language Learner or last year’s Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World in Yokohama.
SMALL IDEAS but BIG EFFECTS! (Fun activities & techniques for large and small classes)
In this presentation, I will share some of my classroom activities (new & old) which I’m using effectively with my young teenagers and adult learners to communicate and have FUN! While learning English.
I’ve been teaching English to adult and young learners at my own community based school for 19 years and presently connected to Shogakukan Academy (an eikaiwa language school). I’ve been teaching here for 13 years. Before coming to Japan I was working in a research center which was a semi-government affiliated company focusing on ecology and adapting high technology for Japan and was half funded by JICA then.