- 国際経営・文化研究 = Cross-cultural business and cultural studies (ISSN:13431412)
- vol.18, no.1, pp.1-15, 2013-11
This paper discusses the role played by enjoyment in class of "Nihon jijyo" ("Studies of Japanese culture and society" for international students) at a university. First, the significance of incorporating experiential learning and audio-visual aids into the class to facilitate active learning is discussed. Next, active learning activities — namely, watching "Dahtsu no Tabi" ( a Japanese TV show: "Journey by darts"), and going to a Japanese festival — were conducted, and ways to enhance students' enjoyment through the activities were suggested. Finally, the role of enjoyment in enhancing students' learning motivation are discussed.The results shows that students' enjoyment was enhanced, and they have become more active learners after participating in the activities. And then, after experiential learning, they have wished to get many new experiences.