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III. Examples of Our Projects

1.       Example 1:  World Youth Meeting (1999, 2000)

Started in 1999

ECommunication through the Internet\\„Face to face collaboration[[„More communication through the Internet

EInternet functions utilized

Two mailing listsEEOne for the teachers and the other for the students.

Web pagesEEESelf-introduction, School introduction, and Sharing information like in-process products such as presentation files

Real time communication toolEEETo further motivate the participants

Participating countriesEEE Papua New Guinea, Germany, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, US,

and Zimbabwe

Theme

1999@gDo you know my country?h

2000@hMisconception to Understandingh

2. Example2:  Asian High Schools Internet Project (2000)

\\Collaboration with University Students, New Internet, New English Education\\

Theme: Changes after the Internet Communication

Two Organizers: AJET and World Youth Meeting Steering Committee

Process of Exchanges

EExchanges through the Internet\\„Face to face collaboration (reception, homestay, Christmas party)\\„More exchanges through the internet\„Further activities

toward the following year

EInternet functions utilized

Two mailing listsEEOne for the teachers and the other for the students.

Web pages

Real time communication tool

Studentsf Presentations

@The students did the most excellent jobs Ifd ever seen, about which you will know from their own reports. Their English was so good and their presentations were well structured.  It was a wonderful combination of computer technology and human performance.

Well-organized Acceptance

@At Kaohsiung Airport, Dr. Chen, Ms. Li and the university student coordinators welcomed us. The university student coordinators assisted the high school students and prepared well for this project.  The student coordinators in charge of homestay also did an excellent job.

The Christmas Party Proceeded in English

As you will know by our studentsf writing, the Christmas Eve in Kaohsiung, was like  Taiwan-Japan Culture Festival. The Taiwanese students prepared everything and handled the party all by themselves, speaking good English from the beginning to the end.  Everything was so fabulous; a flute performance, Chinese spinning top acrobatics, a play of Japanese love story, etc.@Also they kindly prepared a nice combination of Chinese and Western food with kind consideration for our taste.

Presentation

The presentation session was held at Long Hua Junior High School. We were welcomed at the entrance by English language teachers and the beautiful welcoming signboard. They prepared for us lunch and the presentation equipments. We were very moved as we thought of how much time they spent for the preparation.

Japanese university students, Chong Sian University students and high school students, both Taiwanese and Japanese, gave presentations in turn. Japanese music and TV programs were far more popular than we expected.

Communication among Students

Taiwanese and Japanese students were mixed up in groups for the face-to-face activities. Communication was mostly done in English, and writing and exchanging Chinese characters helped their communication very much. With more than one communication means Japanese students became more active.

Reception

We had a formal reception on the 1st day.  The board of education of Kaohsiung, Japanese teachers, and Taiwanese students made speeches. The representative of the Kaohsiung board of education gave a welcoming speech in English, and then a Japanese student gave a grateful address in Chinese.  We were impressed with the eagerness of the Taiwanese people to welcome Japanese group and of the Japanese people to show their gratitude to the heart-warming reception.  

3.  Example3:  World Youth Meeting in Nagoya 2001

Backgrounds

    We hold "World Youth Meeting" in order to introduce new ways of cross-cultural interactions and to give the Japanese youth good opportunities to meet the youth from all over the world, exchange information with them, and become friends with them.
    The development of the Internet and other new media are changing cross-cultural interactions in schools, organizations and individuals. For example, in Japan, education of information technology will begin at school in 2001.  A new subject called "Joho (information and communication for education)" will be introduced at high schools as a required subject.  Another new subject called "Sougo-tekina Gakushu-no-Jikan (classes for integrated studies)" will also be introduced to primary, junior, senior high schools. These changes show the government's big concern about the new age of information technology.
     Around the world more and more teachers use the Internet for the education of their students and make their classes or the studentsf learning activities more collaborative.

     We believe that in these new backgrounds "World Youth Meeting" will play a very  important role.

 Key@words  Exciting  Enjoyable  Discovery

Participants   About 400 from seven countries such as Africa, Germany, Taiwan, and Korea.

Organizers   World Youth Meeting Steering Committee

               Center of Educational Computing

Features

1.      The participating students show the results of their international and interschool exchanges through English and the Internet.

 

Participating Nations:  Taiwan  South Korea  Singapore  Zimbabwe

   Australia   Japan

Participating Schools:  Taiwan  2 Senior High Schools   1 Junior High Schools

South Korea   2 S.H.S.

Singapore  1 Elementary School

@@@                  Zimbabwe@1 S.H.S.     Australia  1 S.H.S.

@@                    Japan   11 S.H.S.  2 J.H.S.   4 Universities

2.      They give joint-presentations to show how different English education and IT use from country to country.

3.      They give a joint-presentation to show how junior high school children and university students can collaborate through English and the Internet.

4.      The two keynote speeches will encourage you to use English and IT for international and interschool exchanges.

5.      The whole program invites everyone to exchange information, ideas and opinions on international and interschool exchanges.

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