Announcement: The memorial symposium for the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark

The memorial symposium for the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark will be held at Meiji Gakuin University’s Shirokane Campus. There will be some lectures related to “Internal Internationalization,” such as a report on public libraries which support immigrants and refugees various learning opportunities. More details can be found below.

Subject: Learning in Life, Learning for Life: What could we learn from the education in Denmark and what would be our goal to reach for
Date: Sunday, December 10th, 2017 13:00-16:30 (Open at 12:30) *Registration required (Free of charge)
Venue: Meiji Gakuin University, Shirokane Campus, Main Building Room 1255
(1-2-37 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The 1st Section (13:00-14:25)
What did Japan learn from Folkehø jskole? (Yoshihiko HARA, Professor at Akita University)
A trend in the practices of Folkehø jskole in Japan (Takumi YANO, Project researcher at Tokyo Metropolitan University / Representative of IFAS)
Practical case 1 Life and Relation, The School for Life – Nishinoshima hojskole (Arisa KOYAMA, Representative, Executive Committee of Nishinoshima Folkehø jskole)
Practical case 2 Creating the core of local community by renovating a vacant house – Kunimi hojskole (Miai KOBAYASHI, Representative of HITOBITO.inc.)
Discussion 1

The 2nd Section (14:40-16:30)
Youth support in day school Folkehøjskole (Midori SAKAGUCHI, Professor at Meiji Gakuin University)
Political involvement of youth in Youth council (Akiko HARADA, Teacher at Keio Senior High School)
Supporting challenges of youth with a problem at Production School (Hiroki SATO, Assistant professor at Niigata University of Health and Welfare)
Public libraries which support immigrants and refugees various learning opportunities (Naomi WAKE, Assistant professor at Mie University)
Discussion 2

Party (16:30-18:00) *Registration required (Participation fee 1,000JPY)
Please register here.

Hosted by: Study Group of Danish Education System / Sponsored by: Royal Danish Embassy
Contact: Midori SAKAGUCHI, Professor at Sociology Department, Meiji Gakuin University / Facilitator, Study Group of Danish Education System
learningfromdenmark@gmail.com
*Please click here to check the flyer of the event

デンマークの教育
■Please have a read through the essay “Refugees and Democracy – Danish Refugee Assistance NGO ‘Trampoline House'” written by Professor Midori SAKAGUCHI, the host of this event, which is posted on this website.