What to prepare for December 17th class

I’m glad to say that I’m out of the hospital and gradually recovering from eye surgery. I probably won’t get back 100% of the vision I had before, but, hopefully, most of it will return within a month, and maybe even over the next year.

We have a lot of catching up to do. First of all, during 2nd period on the 17th, we will experience the following intercultural simulations [Note that the simulation that was originally scheduled for December 17th by TAKIZAWA KENTA, YAMASHITA MARI, and YOSHIKAWA MAYA will be moved to January 7th due to time constraints.:

DECEMBER 17 — 2nd Period

SUKEGAWA YUKINA, SEKI YUTAKA, and INOUE MARIE

[Through your simulation, your classmates should gain an awareness of how artifacts and clothing are used to communicate and for “impression management” (refer to Chapter 7, pp. 131-137).]

KIKUCHI RYO, ISHIDA MARIYA, and TACHIBANA MISATO

[Through your simulation, allow your classmates to make use of a full variety of gestures–emblems, illustrators, regulators, and adaptors–and understand how their use may differ according to culture (refer to Chapter 7, pp. 137-147). Try letting your classmates experience some unusual gestures actually used by various cultures rather than making up ones for a fictitious cultural group. To do that, you’ll need to do some research outside of the textbook.]

TSUYUKI MICHIKO, NAKATA MITSUNOBU, and HIRATSUKA REIKO

[Through your simulation, show how immigrants and their families can be helped to adjust to their new surroundings. Try to illustrate concepts that come up in Chapter 4 of our course textbook (pp. 70-84): acculturation, enculturation, assimilation, cultural pluralism, etc.]

Refer to this page for the revised schedule for Intercultural Simulations.

DECEMBER 17 — 3rd Period

During 3rd period, we will have our last guest speaker, Ms. Vickie Skorji, the director of the Tokyo English Life Line. Here is what you should prepare for that talk.

All of you should take the Web-Based Depression and Anxiety Test (WB-DAT): http://telljp.wb-dat.net/

What did you learn about anxiety and stress from taking the Depression and Anxiety Test? Write your responses in the Nicenet conferencing group called “Depression & anxiety.”

The next part of the assignment is to be done by pairs or trios of students, but you don’t need to work together to accomplish it. Write your reflections on what I’ve assigned you in the Nicenet Conferencing area “Preparing for the TELL Life Line talk.”

KUDO YUKA and FURUGEN AI
Describe and comment about TELL’s suicide prevention program
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/suicide_awareness

KURATA KONOMI and XU ZHIHAO
Read about “bullying and peer pressure” and follow the link to the UK site that gives further information/ Summarize some of what you learned and give your opinions about it.
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/parentspace/#bullying

KAMAYAMA SAYUMI, MORI KAITO, and KIMURA YUKINA
Read about “Exam Stress” and follow the link to the UK site that gives further information/ Summarize some of what you learned and give your opinions about it.
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/parentspace/#exam

TAKIZAWA KENTA, YAMASHITA MARI, and YOSHIKAWA MAYA
Read about “Body Image” and follow the link to the UK and Australian sites that give further information/ Summarize some of what you learned and give your opinions about it.
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/parentspace/#body

TSUYUKI MICHIKO, NAKATA MITSUNOBU, and HIRATSUKA REIKO
Read about “Support for Parents” and follow the three links to sites that give further information/ Summarize some of what you learned and give your opinions about it.
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/parentspace/#support

KIKUCHI RYO, ISHIDA MARIYA, and TACHIBANA MISATO
Read a few of the stories in the “In the News” section/ Summarize some of what you learned and give your opinions about it.
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/parentspace/#support

SUKEGAWA YUKINA, SEKI YUTAKA, and INOUE MARIE
Follow the links to some of TELL’s fund raising and other events/ Describe some of them and tell us which ones you might be interested in joining
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/events/

DEGAWA ANNA, KAIZU SAYAKA, and ODA SHINYA
Read about how someone can become a lifeline counselor and then give your summary of it and say whether you feel that you could ever become one
http://www.telljp.com/index.php?/en/life_line/

YAMADA YOSUKE, ISONO YOSHIKI, and GOKAN MARINA
Explore how to use the “TELL Wiki.” Describe what information can be found there and how it can be helpful to someone who may call a lifeline
http://www.bluejava.com/tell/index.html

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