The international conference was co-hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan and held at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo campus from February 9 to 12, 2017, with total 191 participants, 153 from overseas and 38 from Japan.
At the opening ceremony, Dr. Kyosuke Nagata, the president of University of Tsukuba introduced the origin of lesson study since 1872 at the establishment of Normal School (Origin of the University of Tsukuba) which became the global methodology for innovation of education as well as our mission as a research university for leading globalization. Mr. Koichi Morimoto, Director General, MEXT introduced the achievement and expectation of APEC lesson study project proposed by the government of Japan conducted by the Centre for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED) since 2006.
From the co-hosts, Dr.Kulthida Tuamsuk, the Dean of Humanities and Social Science presented on behalf of Dr.Kittichai Triratanasirichai, President of Khon Kaen University, Thailand and Dr. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela, Deputy Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) mentioned about the contribution that University of Tsukuba has been made with Southeast Asia and the future collaborations.
Opening Keynote was presented by the head of rethinking curriculum, Dr. Yoko Mochizuki from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO MGIEP), on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Education focused on SDGs.
At the experts meeting for APEC HRD Project, the year 2017 work-plan for textbook development on STEM education on Energy in APEC region and cross-border education was discussed. All participants jointed the largest lesson study meeting at Elementary School, University of Tsukuba, and experts engaged Cross-Border lesson study on the topic of Energy for growing APEC economies at Secondary School, University of Tsukuba.
Permanent Secretary, MEXT, Morimoto
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