Schools across the world are invited to join ‘Karuta In Education’ (KIE) program by hosting our trained Japanese Karuta Coordinator at school for 3-12 weeks to for creative cultural exchange.
What’s Karuta in Education
- A worldwide placement program of a or pair of Japanese Coordinator(s)
- with primary(elementary) and secondary(middle, high) schools to offfer
- (1) Creative Karuta session (4 hrs/class, from Year/Grade 4)
(2) Karuta Introduction(1 hour/class, all-year who won’t create cards)
- while assisting teachers in other classes
Benefits to Host School
- Enriching the curriculum through exposing the students to Japanese culture
- Increased student’s creative skills in art, literacy and better team work
- A copy of the completed Karuta set
- A chance to be part of ‘Karuta 2020
about ‘Karuta 2020’
- Creative Karuta session is a part of ‘Karuta 2020’, creating a special karuta set promoting Olympic participating countries.
- The excellent works of your students will be nominated for the Karuta 2020 Award.
What is Host School to offer?
- No participation fee
- 4 hours of sesion time (typically 1 hour per week per class) with Year/Grade 3 and older
- Host families*with an access to the school.(*Our visitors are willing to defray the expenses)
Who are Karuta Coordinators?
- Mostly, screened, trained university students, young professionals
- Joining the program to learn your culture, education and language while having practical training experiences.
Words from a Host Teacher, Australia
“The coordinators were organized, friendly and well prepared. “
“The ‘Karuta in Education’ project is a fun, authentic and engaging way for students to learn about Japanese culture, providing a springboard for future language and cultural learning opportunities. “
(Do you think Karuta can be an educational tool ?)
” Very much. Student can research a topc to learn more about it and create their own cards to show their understanding, then consolidate their learning, then share by playing with others. “
Viewbank Primary School
(August 27, 2015)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q:What do you need for the session
A:a hoop, a gym matt, PC, projecter, screen,printername list of students, copied worksheets(A3), black pens and felt-tips,
- Q: I am Japanese teacher but teach only 2 days per week. Can I host your coordinator?
A: Yes if our Coordinator can do something on other days (e.g. assisting in other teacher’s classes)
- Q: Will your coordinator teache only Karuta? Can she/he teach other Japanese culture?
A:Yes, our coordinators are trained in sharing a variety of Japanese culture such as Origami, Japanese writing and life in Japan.
- Q: Can we share your coordinator with other school?
- Q:Is it Ok several families are going to host?