REaChing for the stars
Empowering English Language Learners
It is the end of the school year here in Japan, and the final question posed to students in Advanced English class is "What does it mean to be a global engineer?" In class, we discussed this with concept webs, and then we did some reading and watched some videos to help us think about the idea. Now, students are tasked with creating their own definitions for what it means. This is rather timely this year, as the school administration looks to a new era of curriculum reform, with a greater focus on global understandings, relationships, and English development.
As students finish their definitions, they will post them here as comments. Do you agree with their definitions? Feel free to post comments as well. Who are global engineers? What do they do? Why are they important? I urge you to help students explore these questions.