On Saturday, October 19th, the 1st Japan Association for Self-Access Learning (JASAL) Student Conference was held at Konan Women’s University. About 40 students from 11 universities (12 campuses) came to the conference from distant areas ranging from the Kanto region to Kyushu. From KUFS, Kae Imagawa and Ayumu Takano, both 3rd-year students of the Faculty of Foreign Studies’ Department of British and American Studies, gave their presentations as “Cast” members of our Navigating an Independent Non-Stop Journey to Autonomy (NINJA).
Every aspect of the conference was held in English – from facilitating, reciting presentations, to the Q&A sessions which were held in a panel discussion format. The presentation on NINJA by Imagawa and Takano received many questions from the audience, including faculty members who were involved in operating academic facilities in other universities.
Gathering information from other universities on how they operate their facilities and getting to know their unique concepts, as well as being able to exchange opinions on site, the student conference was a great success.