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2021 ISSA Annual Meeting “THE Possibility of Using ICT in the Social Studies Classroom”

  • Date: December 18 (Sat.)
  • Time: 8 am–10 am (Indonesia) and 10 am–12 pm (Japan and South Korea)
  • Place: Zoom (virtual meeting)
  • Language: English
  • Fee: free

ISSA will hold its annual meeting at 8am–10am (Indonesia) and 10am–noon (Japan and South Korea) on December 18 (Sat.). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic it will be a virtual meeting, using Zoom.
The theme of the meeting is “The Possibility of Using ICT in the Social Studies Classroom.” The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has become a major research issue in social studies education, not only in Asia but worldwide. Specific ways of using ICT in social studies classes may include, for example, the use of presentation software in presentation activities, and inquiry activities using tablets and computers. The meeting will report on attempts to do so in Japan, Korea, and Indonesia, and will exchange information on how to use ICT in social studies classes. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibilities of using ICT in the social studies classroom.

The following presenters, who were recommended by individual ISSA associations, will share their thoughts about the possibilities of using ICT in the social studies classroom, from each country’s particular context.

Title: Challenge and Response of Social Studies Graduate Students in Online Learning during COVID-19.
Presenter: Nasution Mustadjab (Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia).

Title: Developing a Social Studies Plan using ICT to Improve Interactivities in Instructional Design: Case Study of “Japanese Agriculture: Smart Agriculture in the National Strategic Special Zone of Yabu City in Hyogo Prefecture” in the 5th grade of elementary school.
Presenters: Takuya Suenaga (Elementary School attached to Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan); Hirokazu Seki (Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan); and Hiroaki Sakagami (Chiba University, Japan).

(3) JASS
Title: The Use of ICT in Primary School Social Studies Classes: Comparing Lessons before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presenter: Takahiro Ueno (Takehaya Elementary School, attached to Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan).

Title: Using ICT to Extend Social Studies Learning: Focusing on the Implementation of Local Community Studies and the Use of External Human Resources.
Presenter: Yu Osaka (Tokuyama University, Japan).

Title: Story Maps and European Regional Geography Education for Pre-service Geography Teachers.
Presenter: Dong-min Lee (Catholic Kwandong University, South Korea).

(6) KSSA
Title: During the COVID-19 era, the use of technology in elementary social studies classes.
Presenter: Kyung Yoon Lee (Seoul Mukyeon Elementary School, South Korea).

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ISSA is looking forward to seeing you all at the 2021 ISSA Annual Meeting.

Office of ISSA

Department of Social Studies Education, Graduate School of Education Hiroshima University 1-1-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima,Hiroshima 739-8524, JAPAN
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