The Journal of Social Studies Education in Asia Volume 11
published_at 2022

The Use of ICT in Social Studies Lessons: Comparing the Lessons Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan

Ueno Takahiro
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a significant shift in the Japanese educational setting. This study aims to explore the characteristics of ICT use in social studies lessons during the pandemic with a Japanese case study. Comparing classes held before and classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a distinct trend visible. In lessons prior to the pandemic, the primary usage for ICT was to record lessons and search online. However, during the pandemic, lessons were remotely conducted using a web conferencing system and students used an online application for a simulated experience. This suggests that ICT may be positioned at the center of practice when considering lessons after the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article is based on the manuscript of a presentation, “Issue Research I: Reconstruction of Social Studies in ICT and Digital Society with a View to the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic society”, given at the 71st National Research Conference of the Japanese Association for Social Studies (JASS), held on November 28th, 2021.
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