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Outline of the 23rd FD Forum Symposium and Subcommittees

This section provides an overview of the symposium and subcommittees of the 23rd FD Forum to be held at Kyoto Sangyo University (Kamigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto) on March 3 (Sat) and 4 (Sun), 2018.

Application Period【January 5 (Fri) ~ January 31 (Wed), 2018
Advance application period for member schools【December 15 (Fri) ~ December 22 (Fri.), 2017】
* During the advance application period, priority applications will be accepted.
* Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached (we do not accept waitlists).


Symposium【March 3 (Sat) 13:00~17:00】

FD past and future ~Thinking about FD from various angles~

Ten years have passed since FD was made mandatory in 2007 by the University Establishment Standards. Each university has responded to the obligation by holding FD workshops and open classes, and conducting class questionnaires to improve educational capabilities. During this period, active learning has spread at an accelerated pace, and educational IR, which collects and analyzes a wide range of information related to education and learning, not limited to class questionnaires, and uses it to improve education, the three policies and quality assurance, etc. have become important themes in considering FD, and the concept of FD itself is expanding.
Therefore, in this symposium, we would like to pause and organize what kind of results have been achieved by "FD so far" and what issues remain, and to think about how to develop "FD in the future" and what kind of university education we want to achieve. To this end, we will invite four symposists to give lectures from various angles, including national and policy perspectives, international perspectives, and on-site perspectives. Through discussions among participants, I would like them to think about FD to the past and FD in the future from more diverse angles.

≫ Mr. Takeshi Hayashi (Assistant Director
, University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Yutaka Umemoto (President, Kyoto Tachibana Gakuen
) Tomoko Mori (Professor, Department of Education Promotion, Kansai University) Hiroaki Sato (Associate Professor, Department of Education and Learning Support, Organization for the Promotion of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Osaka University)
Nishino (Lecturer, Kyoto Tachibana University Educational Development Support Center)

Subcommittee (1st~12th Subcommittee)【March 4 (Sun) 10:00~15:30】

Session 1

Collaborative Teaching and Learning Opportunities for
Student Facilitators/Student Assistants : Practical Examples and Future Vision

Capacity: 100 (priority capacity: 60)

University classes take a wide variety of forms, including undergraduate specialized classes in which students from specific faculties, departments, and grades gather, and general education subjects in an environment where students from multiple faculties and grades are mixed.
In this subcommittee, (1) to share two cases in which undergraduate students of the same grade or senior level participate as facilitators or student assistants in this diverse learning space, and to observe the background, aims, and management of these initiatives, (2) to share comments, advice, and recommendations from higher education experts on such initiatives, and to exchange opinions and ideas; and (3) The purpose is for speakers and participants to think together about what kind of initiatives are possible in the future at their own universities, etc., in a workshop format, and to try to verbalize them (formulate an action plan).

≪ Reporter
≫ Ayumu Nakai (Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyoto Sangyo
University) Mayo Otani (Coordinator, Center for Educational Support, Kyoto Sangyo University) Ryo Suzuki (Coordinator, Center for Educational Support, Kyoto Sangyo University)
≪Designated Discussant≫
Yamada (Kyoto University
 Associate Professor, Center for the Promotion of Research and Development of Higher Education
) ≪Coordinator≫
Tetsuro Onizuka (Professor, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University)

Session 2

What are you doing? What are we going to do? Evaluation
of each practical training ―Nursing Practical Training, Welfare Practical Training, Teaching Practical Training, Qualification Practical Training―

Capacity: 100 (priority capacity: 60)

We will reconsider how universities should interpret and evaluate the evaluation of practical training in nursing, welfare, education, and (qualifications).
In practical training, there are various evaluation methods, such as the university showing the viewpoint of evaluation, the practical training site preparing the viewpoint. In this subcommittee, we will consider how the university should handle the evaluation returned from the training site, how to feed it back to the students, and how it should be used as a final evaluation.

≪ Reporter
≫ Masanobu Yamakawa (President, Takarazuka
University) Yuji Okazaki (Dean/Professor, Faculty of Social Welfare, Bukkyo University) Mitsunori Tanizuka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Shinshu University) ≪Coordinator≫
Toyosei Hirata (Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
, Bukkyo University)

Session 3

Perspectives on Liberal Arts Education

Capacity: 100 (priority capacity: 60)

This subcommittee will discuss the challenges and prospects facing liberal arts education in higher education today from various perspectives. In this sense, the liberal arts in higher education today are ambiguous with many variations. In light of this situation, the purpose of this subcommittee is to broadly discuss the various problems facing liberal arts education and various issues occurring in the field of education, and to explore the ideal form of liberal arts education from multiple perspectives.

≪ Reporter
≫ Katsuhiko Mohri (Dean/Professor, Department of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, International Christian University
) Masao Murota (Deputy Director/Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology
) Satoshi Shirai (Lecturer, Department of Integrated Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University)
 Jun Okawa (Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kyoto Notre Dame Women's University)

Session 4

Design and Operation
of Cross-Sectional Programs to Cultivate Science Literacy -Topics of Statistical Education, Integrated Science Experiments, and Practical Exchange Site Models-

Capacity: 100 (priority capacity: 60)

We will report on the design and operation of "cross-departmental STEM education" and "accumulation and exchange of tips in classes" that emerged at the previous FD Forum subcommittee, and plan a floor discussion. We would like to discuss cross-sectional STEM education based on the design of "statistics" education, which is the basis of science literacy, and "integrated science experiments," which is experiential mathematical education. In addition, we would like to discuss the accumulation and sharing of TIPS through the proposal of an exchange site model for STEM education practice.

≪ Reporter
≫ Jun Saito (Lecturer, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine) Norihiro
Nakamura (Professor, Institute for Advanced Liberal Arts Education and Student Services, Tohoku
University) Hiroshi Shukuhisa (Professor, Faculty of Culture and Information Studies, Doshisha
University) ≪Coordinator≫
Yoshio Ueno (Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)

Session 5

to capture higher-order abilities ~Thinking about what kind of evaluation is suitable for capturing what kind of ability, including creating issues~

Capacity: 70 (priority capacity: 40)

Recently, along with the trend of active learning, there has been a lot of discussion about how to evaluate higher-order (integrative) abilities. However, although attention is focused on evaluation criteria such as rubrics, discussions on the creation of issues to visualize the capabilities in question and the examination of their merits and weaknesses are still developing. Therefore, together with leading experts in educational evaluation in Japan higher education research, we will discuss evaluation and task creation to capture higher-order abilities.

≫ Yusaku Otsuka (Deputy Director, University Entrance Examination Center) Kayo Matsushita (Professor, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, Kyoto University) ≪Coordinator and Presenter≫
Arigo Saito (Assistant Professor, Center for the Promotion of Research and Development of Higher Education, Kyoto University)

Session 6

Effects and Operational Issues through Fieldwork in Experiential and Hands-on Learning

Capacity: 70 (priority capacity: 40)

In recent years, an increasing number of universities have been offering "experiential and hands-on learning," which is a system that takes students out to the local community for education. It is said that this kind of learning leads to students learning about social issues up close and helps them think about solutions. Therefore, in this subcommittee, we will introduce examples of universities that have achieved results through "experiential and hands-on learning" and consider together with the participants how to proceed to change the level of understanding and awareness of students.

≪ Reporter
≫ Asako Kihara (Associate Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Kyoto Sangyo
University) Yusuke Toyoda (Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan
University) ≪Coordinator and Presenter
≫ Tsutomu Hayama (Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Design, Kyoto Seika University)
Michikazu Kojiro (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Kyoto Gakuen University)

Session 7

Information Security Education – As Liberal Arts Education and Specialized Education

Capacity: 70 (priority capacity: 40)

Regarding information security education as liberal arts education, Kyoto Institute of Technology, which has been offering "Information Security and Information Ethics" for the past 15 years, will report on it, and then Ritsumeikan University and Kyoto Sangyo University will report on information security education as specialized education. In addition, JNSA will give a lecture as information security education required by society. After the lecture, participants in the subcommittee will discuss the learning and educational achievement goals of information security education.

≪ Reporter≫
Hideo Masuda (Professor, Department of Information Engineering and Human Sciences/Center for Information Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology
) Tetsutaro Uehara (Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan
University) Toyokazu Akiyama (Associate Professor, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyoto Sangyo University)
Toshihiro Hirayama( NPO Japan Network Security Association (JNSA) Education Subcommittee Chairman
) ≪Coordinator≫
Kazuhiro Fujita (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University)

Session 8

What is the "exit" of the university?: Liberal Arts, Citizenship, Career, and Human Education

Capacity: 60 (priority capacity: 35)

What is the "exit" of universities envisioned by liberal arts education, citizenship education, career education, and human education? What is or should be beyond the university? I would like to examine the "exit" of higher education from various perspectives and reconsider the role of university education and teachers in modern society.

≪ Reporter
≫ Mr. Tadahiko Yasuhiko (Specially Invited Professor, Kanagawa University (Former Member of the Central Education Council
)) Mr. Hideaki Kodama (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, High School-University Connection and Entrance Examination Center, Shiga
University) Noriaki Yamashita (Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)
≪ Contributor≫
Yuhei Sawada (Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University Student
) ≪Coordinator≫
Yoshitaka Fujita (Associate Professor, Department of Intercultural Studies, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)

Session 9

Organizational operation and practice of PBL

Capacity: 60 (priority capacity: 35)

PBL (Project Based Learning) is being practiced in universities. With this spread, not only individual classes but also organizational design, management, and practice are required.
Therefore, in this subcommittee, we will introduce case studies from faculties and universities that systematically operate PBL, discuss how to proceed, and share information.

≪ Reporter
≫ Toshihiko Hamada (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hiroshima University of Economics / Director, Kodokan Subject Creation Center / Director, Center for Education and Learning Support
) Yusuke Ibuki (Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Kyoto Sangyo University
) Muneyoshi Iyoda (Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology)
Masayuki Murakami (Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

Session 10

Management of Regional Qualification Education Program and the Future of Regional University Collaboration

Capacity: 60 (priority capacity: 35)

In collaboration with nine universities in Kyoto Prefecture, we are developing and operating a regional qualification system "Beginner Regional Public Policyholder".
In this subcommittee, we will report and share examples of regional qualification education programs by partner universities, especially active learning subjects, and discuss the issues and future directions of regional qualification education programs. Furthermore, based on the achievements of this qualification education program in response to the needs of local workplaces, we would like to discuss again the role that universities should play in regional university cooperation.

≪ Reporter
≫ Katsutaka Shiraishi (Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Ryukoku University / Director, Center for Regional Cooperation
) Maki Babukuro (Asago Human Resources Creation Section Chief, Asago Living Support Division, Asago City Mayor's Office
) Mr. Taishi Nagamitsu (Chief Coordinator, Faculty of Sociology, Bukkyo University)
Shinichi Yamamoto (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kyoto Bunkyo University)

Session 11

Student Performance Evaluation: Focusing on Engineering Education and Pharmacy Education

Capacity: 40 (priority capacity: 24)

Among the evaluation of student performance, we will consider how to evaluate communication skills and ethics, among others. Specifically, we will report on performance evaluation from the viewpoint of engineering education in engineer training, and evaluation efforts from the perspective of pharmacy education in pharmacist training. Based on the two reports, the designated discussants will comment on ethical education in the context of higher education and the measurement of its educational effects from a philosophical perspective. In the afternoon, based on the morning discussions, a workshop on performance evaluation will be held to deepen the discussion with the participants.

≪ Reporter
≫ Satoko Fukahori (Director, Department of Higher Education, National Institute for Educational Policy Research
) Kensuke Hasumoto (Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ritsumeikan
University) ≪ Designated Discussant
≫ Kazutaka Tanaka (Lecturer, School of Liberal Arts, Oberlin University)
≪Coordinator and Presenter≫
Tomoko Torii (Professor, Ritsumeikan University Educational Development Promotion Organization / Deputy Director, University Evaluation Office)


Business and Undergraduate Seminar Activities

Capacity: 30 (priority capacity: 18)

In Japan, so-called liberal arts university students often find employment at companies upon graduation. Therefore, in undergraduate education, it is necessary to provide opportunities to get an overview of business and to cultivate basic skills for working adults. There is a limit to how much these can be done in regular lecture subjects, and it is appropriate to conduct seminars that are related to the content of seminar instruction. In this subcommittee, we will introduce examples of actual seminar activities and consider their effects and possibilities.

≫ Tomohiro Seki (Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University) Hideo Okamura (Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Kwansei Gakuin University) Fumio Akiyoshi (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin
University) ≪Coordinator and Presenter≫
Mitsuo Adachi (Professor, Faculty of
Policy Studies, Doshisha University)


Consortium of Universities Kyoto FD Forum Secretariat
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Email fdf■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @ and send) * Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9: 00 ~ 17: 00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)