Sayuri Hasegawa

Sayuri teaches English as a Foreign Language to students of education and child development at a private university in Japan. She also team-teaches English to elementary school children at a local Japanese public school. She is interested in having students learn language through global project-based learning and in supporting students become part of a global community that takes action for a common goal--leaving the world a better place for the planet and all that live there

School: Meiji Gakuin University 18 students are involved The average age of the students: 20-21 Year

Projects 2021

Climate Change - Definitions and Causes

Students worked on defining Weather vs Climate and shared research results on Causes of Climate Change.

Effects in Japan + Intergeneration Interviews

Students worked on two activities.

1. Effects of Climate Change in Japan I --based on reliable sources

Students researched the effects of Climate Change in Japan on each of the following four categories--flora (plants), fauna (animals), weather, and human activities/lifestyles.

2. Effects of Climate Change in Japan II --based on intergeneration interviews

Each student interviewed an older generation for witness statements regarding Climate Change.

Each student asked the same three questions plus one additional free question.

1) Do you think Climate Change is a hoax* (h-ou-ks)?  *作り話

2) Why? What is your evidence?

3) What do you think should be done? 

4) Other (free)

Local to Global --Virtual Exchanges

Students prepared for asynchronous virtual exchanges with students in Vietnam and Belgium.

Students presented Climate Change Effects in Japan using audio-recorded slides and flipgrids.


Images by Sayuri Hasegawa 2020-10-22Hasegawa
Images by Sayuri Hasegawa 2020-10-22Hasegawa