"Jishobiki” refers mainly to learning using the dictionary. "Jishobiki" uses the dictionary to make it possible to investigate problems in everyday life and things that appear in children's lives by giving a dictionary to early primary school students who start to learn letters themselves. It is a learning method to try to teach how to learn, and how to learn by themselves. It is a learning method that teaches the attitude to learn vocabulary by themselves and the ability to read and write new words."Jishobiki" is the process of writing the word searched in a dictionary on a sticky note and sandwiching it in a dictionary. Even in elementary school first grade students, thousands of sticky notes are put into the dictionary.Traditionally, in National Curriculum in Japan (Gakusyuu Shidou Youryo), a very unprecedented guidance of introducing dictionary learning was taught from the third grade of elementary school, and there were few examples of introducing it from the first grade of elementary school at the same time as teaching letters. However, since the publication of “From age 7, use a dictionary and expand your knowledge” by Subaru-sha Publishers, conduction of dictionary guidance began in lower elementary school grades all across the country in not only elementary schools, but also cram schools, families, etc.
Faculty of Contemporary Education, Chubu University Dr Keisuke Fukaya
- What is your nickname?
- I am called "Mr. Sticky Note" by children that don’t know me- haha
- What is your favorite food?
- I like everything!
- What is a special skill?
- It is using a dictionary. (Lol)
- Who is in your family?
- Wife, eldest daughter, and two sons (twins)
- What is your hobby?
- My hobby is to shine shoes. Working out (exercise) is also a hobby.
- What is your favorite place?
- My favorite place is my own room at home.
- How do you spend your holiday?
- I like to read on holidays. Also, as much as possible exercise and do things with my children as well as study together.
- What is your dream?
- It is my dream to become a useful educator for everyone. It is my wishes to introduce Jishobiki to children in the world and to make children love to learn.
- What do you want to try?
- I'd like to surf in Hawaii.
- Which country do you like?
- I like the UK, a culture that fuses old traditional culture and freshness. Britain is "home of the dictionary". It is a dream to have many children in the UK know about learning with dictionaries.