SXSW EDU 2020
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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- 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!
- Know Japanese food is a perfect sample for STEAM. Science? Wasabi in sushi is common bactericide, for example. Wait for the rest at presentation!
- 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