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Immersive learning based on an attempt at global cultural exchange

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Sachi Urano
Tomo Kawane
Sakiko Kanbara
Rajib Shaw corresponding author


The development of information networks has given people the freedom of choice and the ability to mutate and adapt on their own. Today's upper elementary school students to college students (born in the late mid-1990s to early 2010s) are the first digital native generation, known as “Generation Z” (shortly known as Gen Z). A review of immersion education shows lack of case study approach, and therefore, in this paper, through specific global collaborative programs of culture exchange between India and Japan, new forms of immersive education are proposed for Generation Z. Through collaborative programs of yoga and anime among the children as well as college students, immersion education mode is developed. Personalized learning, learning based on proficiency and experiential learning are some important steps for the immersive education for Generation Z. This is considered as a new form of education in a multi-verse society. This experience can go beyond the two cases present here and can be effective for early childhood education.

Generation Z, immersion education, multiverse society, culture exchange, personalized learning

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Supporting Agencies
The authors acknowledge the collaboration of NPO corporation Manabito. Support from India Japan Laboratory of Keio University and its sponsors are highly acknowledged. The authors also acknowledge the support from Fukazawa Research Grant, Keio University Laboratory Start-up Grant and Academic Exchange Support Fund.
How to Cite
Urano, S., Kawane, T., Kanbara, S., & Shaw, R. (2022). Immersive learning based on an attempt at global cultural exchange. Social Work and Social Welfare, 4(1), 206-215.


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