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June 05, 2006

SELHI Projects Motivate Students

(Japan) Toyama University of International Studies (TUINS) High School, which was designated a Super English Language High School (SELHi) in 2004, has incorporated an innovative learning theme. How to develop project-based learning (PBL) using authorized textbooks. Vice principal and the leader of the SELHi project at the high school, Nobukuni Kurata stated that "We think PBL is an effective method for students to learn English through research in various fields. But how to motivate students and give PBL real meaning using textbooks in the limited environment of a classroom is the challenge for us." The popular course's long-term goal is for third year students to make group presentations in English about their preferred "virtual" or ideal state.
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