Journal of Special Education Research
Online ISSN : 2188-4838
Print ISSN : 2187-5014
ISSN-L : 2187-5014
Practical Research
Cooperative Learning Through Art-Based Activities by Students with Hearing Disabilities Studying Abroad
Satoshi Ikeda
ジャーナル フリー

2021 年 10 巻 1 号 p. 19-30


In recent years, Japan has promoted transactional education between children with and without disabilities to build a symbiotic society. This study aimed to develop an introductory program in a teacher training course that enables students with and without disabilities to establish close psychological ties with one another, and to cultivate a positive mindset and attitude toward social justice. Accordingly, the author created an art-based exchange program for an international student with a hearing disability and for three graduate students based on intergroup contact theory. The program involved 16 sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. The art-based activities were effective as they (1) provided common ground for discussion among the students, and (2) generated sensitive and emotional communication about personal attributes.

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