Woke in the dark: Embracing diversity and trust through social and emotional learning in education in the age of artificial intelligence
Lynsey Helen Mori 1 *
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1 Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
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Woke in the Dark refers to a state of heightened social and political awareness that drives individuals to face the unknown future with courage and collective solidarity despite the prevailing uncertainties and challenges. While woke has become a well-known term in contemporary discourse, the phrase woke in the dark has been crafted to capture the experiences of grappling with political and social uncertainties, and to emphasize the challenges and opportunities of an uncertain future with collective courage and solidarity. As the world continues to rapidly change and evolve, educators must adapt their pedagogies to meet the needs of their students. In Japan, the challenges of globalization and artificial intelligence present unique obstacles for educators, and particularly those in the teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) sector, to overcome. However, with these challenges, come opportunities for growth and transformation.



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