KomaKids: Promoting global competence through media creation in elementary school

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Abstract

This research proposes a cross-cultural program in elementary school aiming at fostering global citizenship education in a classroom through media creation in a program called "KomaKids" In this program, the students' global competence is expected to be developed in four main steps: (1) through learning about foreign culture; (2) by reflecting on their own culture through the production of stop-motion animation; (3) by sharing their impressions through "pen-pals" letter; and, (4) through connecting in real-time with peers from foreign cultures. Since March 2015, 23 workshops were periodically conducted at Japanese, Thai, Brazilian and USA elementary schools. However, the focus of this paper will be on the 2017 academic year program with Japanese, Thai, and Brazilian schools. The result according to the observation shows that the implementation of "KomaKids" program produced noticeable changes in students' global competence of their age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
EditorsBruce M. McLaren, Rob Reilly, Susan Zvacek, James Uhomoibhi
PublisherSciTePress
Pages443-448
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582912
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 2018 Mar 152018 Mar 17

Publication series

NameCSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume2

Other

Other10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2018
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period18/3/1518/3/17

Keywords

  • 21st century skills
  • Cross-cultural program
  • Elementary school
  • Global competence
  • Media creation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Education

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    Topoklang, K., Maekawa, M. S., & Okawa, K. (2018). KomaKids: Promoting global competence through media creation in elementary school. In B. M. McLaren, R. Reilly, S. Zvacek, & J. Uhomoibhi (Eds.), CSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (pp. 443-448). (CSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education; Vol. 2). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006761704430448