Objective: To promote a curriculum encouraging experiential education in a safe environment for learners in Japan.
Method: This study discusses the history and background of experiential learning, its practical examples from Western countries, the Japanese education system, problems in schools, the current status of experiential learning in Japan, and strategies for its introduction into schools. In addition to the discussion, concrete lessons designed for public elementary schools are presented.
Results: Prior to the initiation of comprehensive learning, student-driven approaches like inquiry-based learning were not prevalent, and issues such as student apathy were observed. Therefore, methods to enhance their engagement were needed.
Jasper S. Hunt
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Program of Study
Allied Health and Nursing
Seki, T.. (1999). An experiential curriculum for elementary school in Japan [Master’s alternative plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1343/
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