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The LIAJ developed Teaching Materials and Web Portal for Teachers on Social Security and Insurance ~Enhancement of Insurance Education along with Education on Social Security~

17 February, 2017

 

The Life Insurance Association of Japan, LIAJ (Chairman: Akio Negishi, President of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company) has developed teaching materials on social security and insurance for social studies (civics) classes in junior-high schools and civics classes in high schools. It opened a Web portal for teachers as well.

The LIAJ has been advocating for enhancement of insurance education, including through publication of "Casebook on Industry Initiatives on Insurance Education" in February 2016 and "The Report on Enhancement of Insurance Education" in April 2016. Also, in furtherance of those, the LIAJ has engaged in provision of teaching materials in order to strengthen its support for teachers who actually teach students about insurance.

The LIAJ will further enhance initiatives regarding insurance education through which future generations can learn the importance of self-help efforts in financial preparation for their future life security.

  • 1.  
    Teaching Materials on Social Security and Insurance

    • ➢    In consultation with junior-high and high school teachers, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the LIAJ has developed teaching materials through which students can learn the roles and benefits of social security system and insurance in social studies (civics) classes in junior-high schools and civics classes in high schools and the implementation manual for teachers.

    • ➢   Teaching materials are freely available on the LIAJ's Web portal for teachers.

    • ✓  Teaching material for social studies classes in junior-high schools:

       "Corporate Roles and Responsibilities in the Society: How do the insurance companies contribute to the society?"

    • ✓  Teaching material for civics classes in high schools:

       "Let's study Basics of Social Security System and Insurance!"

  • 2.  
    Web Portal for Teachers

    • ➢   The LIAJ has opened the Web portal that enables one-stop provision of information regarding education on social security and insurance to teachers in junior-high and high schools.

    • ➢   The Web portal includes access to teaching materials on social security prepared by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and those on life planning and life security prepared by Japan Institute of Life Insurance, and introduction of efforts made by member companies and the LIAJ.