経済学部生5名が日本英語模擬国連(JEMUN2017)に参加しました

2017.7.28

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経済学部生5名が日本英語模擬国連(JEMUN2017)に参加しました

 2017年6月23日(金)〜25日(日)に日本英語模擬国連(JEMUN: Japan English Model United Nations)が開催され、世界中から集まった256人の学生・生徒(42大学・8高校)がテーマ“Sustainable and Accessible Tourism”について英語で熱く議論しました。阪南大学経済学部からは5名の学生(国代表3名、ジャーナリスト2名)が参加し、大健闘しました。

#JEMUNの教育効果

 模擬国連は国連会議のシミュレーションをする教育活動です。JEMUNではさらに会議の進行はすべて英語で行われます。参加者が担当国の代表として、英語を使って他の国々の代表者らと議論・交渉し、世界平和と持続的な発展のために現代国際社会が抱えている問題をどう解決するかを模索します。
 また、JEMUNは革新的な教育手法を取り入れており、レギュラータイプの国代表だけではなく、レゴ®シリアスプレイ®を用いて問題解決策を考えるタイプの国代表、ビデオ・ポッドキャスト・新聞・マンガ・SNSのジャーナリストなど、さまざまな学習機会を参加者に提供しています。
 様々な場面・形での対話、そして様々な人々との対話を通して、参加者は異なる視点からの考え方や協力的な問題解決を体験することができます。そのような体験は、経済学部生が将来社会人・職業人として必要な論理的思考力や問題解決能力の養成・向上に繋がると考えられます。
 経済分野の国際連携・グローバル化が加速度的に進む中で、経済の専門知識だけではなく、国際的視野、国際理解力、異なる文化・価値観を乗り越えるコミュニケーション能力等も、新時代のビジネスパーソンに必要な教養となっています(*)。JEMUNは、経済学部生に国際的教養を涵養する機会を提供するという意味においても、大きな教育効果があると考えられます。

*阪南大学経済学部は、学生の海外留学・英語学習をサポートするため、一般教育科目の英語にプラスして、学部独自の「留学英語(初級〜上級)」(週2〜4回、選抜制・少人数)も実施しています。

#参加学生のコメント

▶ I participated in JEMUN 2017. I was able to finish the 3 days thanks to many people’s help. JEMUN is really a good experience for me. I also felt a gap between myself and other students in ability to use English and other knowledge. So I think I need to study more. Thank you for giving me such an opportunity. I will do my best to improve myself.

▶ I was glad to be able to have the precious experience of participating in JEMUN. But it was not just happiness. I also felt that I couldn’t communicate enough in English with other participants. A delegate in the same committee and from the same region bloc helped me and supported me a lot. Thanks to her, I could finish my role in JEMUN. I expressed my gratitude to her and she said “I’m happy with you”. I felt that I have grown a lot during the three days and got many friends. Thank you, JEMUN!

▶ This year I participated in JEMUN 2017 as a podcast journalist. It was my second time being a podcast journalist. This year, there were many changes. For example, there were many high school students joining the event. My partner was from Indonesia and I needed to speak English to communicate with her. We worked very hard during the three days. We wrote scrips and recorded in English. It was difficult for me. Without my partner, I couldn’t complete my role. I think I’m a lucky boy. I was very happy because I used English to work and we did our tasks well.

▶ This is my third time participating in English Model United Nations. I felt very nervous and a bit afraid, because the last two times I participated with my friends, which made me feel quite relieved. But this time, I need to work with someone who I don’t know before for three days. However, things were much better than what I thought. My partner was very proactive, worked very hard and helped me a lot. I’m so glad to meet her. This event makes me know that it’s good to make friends and I need to improve my English more. I’d like to join JEMUN again.

▶ I participated in JEMUN on June 23, 24 and 25. I think it was good because I was able to give my speech, debate with other delegates and make many friends. I worried about whether I could manage to do it or not before the participation. But I enjoyed the event and became more confident in myself. Thanks to JEMUN, I can get my new achievement.

謝辞:本事業は阪南大学後援会の補助を受けて実施しました。支援いただいたことに感謝いたします。

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