Gordon D Carlson
Gordon Carlson is an associate professor at Otemae University where he teaches EFL, Philosophy, and Music Culture. His passions include service-learning and applying course content to life outside the classroom.
This presentation depicts how a service-oriented camp in a rural setting can give Japanese and international students the chance to collaborate in English, promote social responsibility, and contribute to a broader local and global community. Service-related activities are designed to fortify the value of helping others, develop cultural competency, instill an appreciation for local history, and create a heightened sense of community, which in turn translates into better classroom participation and higher academic achievement.