MIKAMI Takanori
   Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Global and Community Studies
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2015/03
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title English debating classes to nurture Japanese university students who could sustain democracy from a global perspective: developing accountabblity, critcal thinking, and English abilities
Contribution Type Single-Authored Publication
Journal Hiroshima Peace Science
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Pages 39-59頁
Number of pages 20
Details Both the Japanese business sector and government are emphasizing the importance for Japanese universities of nurturing students as so-called global human resources. However, it is not necessarily clear what abilities are required to be global human resources. English ability seems to be the most relevant factor to become such a person.
This article, based on a logical argument, purports that English debating classes in Japan could play an important role in nurturing prospective students in this global society.