9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Admission until 4:30 p.m.)

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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Program for 5th graders: The automobile-manufacturing industry

Program for 5th graders: The automobile-manufacturing industry

The Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology has developed an experiential learning support program targeting 5th graders. This program will add depth to their understanding by experiencing the studied content at 5th grade and promoting active learning in students.

The Structure of the Learning Materials

The Relation between the Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology and Textbooks

The program matches with the following textbook contents.

The Automobile-manufacturing Industry: The Workflow of Automobile Production; Various Measures Used in Automobile Factories; and, The Automobile Industry in the Future

The Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology Curriculum

The learning materials are expected to be delivered in six hours and are customizable by breaking necessary parts into the 10 – 13 hours alotted for the automobile-manufacturing industry.

Example 1: As introductory material for the course, lead with units that deal with automobiles to draw interest. (from the 2nd to the 7th unit)

Example 2: As an experiential confirmation of comprehension of what is learned in the textbooks. (from the 5th to the 10th unit)

Example 3: For the advanced learning to deepen the understanding of what is learned through the textbooks. (from the 10th to 13th unit)

The Four Merits of Experiential Learning at the Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology

  • 1. A Comprehensive Exhibition

    The important points in the exhibition are easy to show and see because automobile factories then and now, technological research-related exhibits, and the successive generations of the Toyota automobiles are displayed in one location.

    A Comprehensive Exhibition

  • 2. A Comparative Exhibition

    Children can identify the measures employed in the current factories by comparing between the technologies in the past and at present because the transitions in production technologies in the factories are presented.

    A Comparative Exhibition

  • 3. Staff Who are Ready to Answer Your Questions

    The in-house staff who have worked in factories will answer children’s questions from the current viewpoints. Children’s learning will deepen by asking questions as the staff explains the contents that children cannot grasp only from seeing the exhibits.

    Staff Who are Ready to Answer Your Questions

  • 4. Can Carefully Observe the Movements of Machines Up Close

    You can see the processes focused on welding and coating that cannot be observed in real-life factories. You can carefully observe the machine demonstrations while sensing the compelling power of machinery.

    Can Carefully Observe the Movements of Machines Up Close

 Major Contents and Activities in LearningAims
The Preparatory Class
20 mins.
  • Grasping the exhibition overview of the Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology
  • Deciding on the research themes
  • Learning research methods and studying the “How to Use the Automobile Research Worksheet”
  • Learning the workflow of automobile production beforehand
  • Conducting pre-research and preparation to carry out the facility visit smoothly
  • Understanding the fundamentals of the automobile production workflow
The Facility Excursion
3 – 4 hrs.
  • Conducting comparative research on how automobiles are manufactured in factories in the past and at present
  • Conducting interviews with the staff on the measures employed in the current factories
  • Conducting research on new technologies in automobiles after deciding on a theme
  • Conducting research by focusing on one model: the social background on which the model was created
  • Identifying the differences between factories in the past and the present
  • Understanding the various measures that the current factories employ
  • Understanding the thoughts of automobile producers in the development of one model
  • Gaining deeper knowledge on new automobile technologies
  • Acquiring the attitude and skills in aggressively conducting research by observing exhibits and asking questions
The Review Class
45 mins.
  • Presenting the research findings on the differences between automobile manufacturing workflows in the past and the present
  • Presenting the measures deployed in factories and automobiles found in the research
  • Categorizing the measures employed in automobile factories according to their purposes
  • Establishing acquired information in the automobile production workflow into knowledge.
  • Sharing the researched information in the class by presenting the measures employed in factories and automobiles.
  • Understanding the purposes of various measures used in automobile production.
  • Supplementing required information other than what obtained during the museum excursion through textbooks and reference materials.

The Toyota Commemorative Museum for Industry and Technology – The list of Learning Tools

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