Cross curricular units for cultivating students' learning skills through 'Bioethics Project'
Mika Asato, Naha Kokusai High School, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
I report on the Bioethics Project which we were working on as an international exchange program. The students taking part in the project are 10th grade. The project has been conducted in English and Information Technology classes. They also have to send their message to the students in New Mexico, so it is important work to translate everything to English. They prepared various things for videoconferencing also in the English class. Bioethical topics are difficult, so students needed enough time to work on these topics. One of the important roles of the teacher is designing the activity carefully to let students think as much as possible. The students were encouraged to think deeply about bioethics while moving forward in the activities. I believe that the teacher becomes a facilitator or bridge between the student and the learning source, rather than a transmitter of information and knowledge especially in the project-based learning. The learning becomes etransactional f.
Asato, M. (2005). Cross curricular units for cultivating students' learning skills through 'Bioethics Project'. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3003-3007). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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