Educating to Pursue Better Social Development

Years have passed since I started to teach at Department of World Liberal Arts at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies.  Over the years, opportunities of education in the fields like "Social Development," "Human Security," "Peace Building," "Social Work,” "Community Building," "Volunteering," and so on have increasingly come to visit me.  Along with having varieties of classes relating to those fields, I have been organizing study-tours in which participant-students are encouraged to think and cope with varieties of global social issues.  I have fortunately been given opportunities of taking part in or observing with students those activities conducted by NGOs and NPOs in Japan.  In addition, it is so lucky for me to have those students who have eagerly joined my out-of-class lessons where we read books of the fields above both in Japanese and English.  I would like to share here records of my education.