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Using the Dining Table as an Alternative Classroom

A pair of chopsticks is the key to the entire universe! Everyone loves to eat and talk over a dining table, so why not make full use of this daily habit for learning? More than just nutrition, it's full of science, math, art, and so on and a great way to get children interested in learning. This talk will take Japanese food as a perfect example to explore many different academic fields through the lens of food. Focusing on STEAM, we'll give you ideas how to apply the thought to your own cuisine.

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  1. Apply eating habits to education. Every meal is a chance to be utilized as a new viewpoint for learning. Kids love to eat. So learn through it!
  2. Know Japanese food is a perfect sample for STEAM. Science? Wasabi in sushi is common bactericide, for example. Wait for the rest at presentation!
  3. Develop the idea to other foods and educational fields. Hamburgers? Sociology? Why not! Enjoy many tips to use this new education, to take home!



Koji Hirano, CEO, Kiitosgarden

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  • Tags: stem & steam
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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