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In the 2018 academic year, the name of “Kyoto FD Executive School” was changed to “University Executive School”.

Since its establishment in 1995, shortly after its establishment, the University Consortium Kyoto has been promoting FD activities in the Kyoto region together with member universities as an organizational initiative for faculty members to improve and enhance their teaching content and methods.
This project has been held since 2010 as a study group for university executives, including the presidents of member schools.
In the meantime, SD became mandatory due to the revision of the Standards for the Establishment of Universities in April 2017, and while university executives are required to provide training not only for FD but also for university management in general, the name of this project was changed to “University Executive School” in 2018 in order to cover not only FD but also a wide range of themes related to university management in general.

Outline of the event

For the 12th time, we have invited Professor Masato Homma of Kyoto University of the Arts to give a lecture titled “The Shape of the University to Support the Updating of the Latest Learning History.”
We would like to invite all universities and junior colleges to use this school as a reference for the expansion and promotion of recurrent education and the further development of an environment that contributes to relearning.
This year, the event will be held online to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.
We look forward to your attendance.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:00~12:20
meeting place
Online (Zoom Webinar)
University Consortium Kyoto
Executives of universities and junior colleges, people from higher education institutions who are interested in the theme, etc.
Participation Fee
Member Universities and Junior Colleges Faculty: Free
Other than the above: 1,000 yen (advance transfer required) After completing the application, we will send you an invoice for the participation fee by e-mail.
Please complete the payment procedure by Wednesday, June 16th.
* We apologize for the inconvenience, but please bear the transfer fee.
* Please note that if payment cannot be confirmed by the above date, the application will be invalid.
theme “The Shape of Universities to Support the Updating of the Latest Learning History”
summary Universities and graduate schools need to be transformed from the old paradigm of granting a final academic background to institutions that provide a variety of opportunities for relearning, as a place to lay the foundation for the ability to continue learning throughout one’s life.
Mr. Masato Homma (Professor, Kyoto University of the Arts), who is proposing “learning studies” that goes beyond pedagogy, will propose the ideal state of higher education institutions in the 21st century.
lecturer Masato Homma (Professor, Kyoto University of the Arts)

He is an advocate of “learning studies” that goes beyond “pedagogy”, has been practicing active learning for more than 25 years as an instructor of “fun, immediate, and useful” participatory training, and presides over “Training Instructor School” and “Harmony Juku”. He is a professor at Kyoto University of the Arts and a representative director of the NPO Learning Society.
He is the author of 79 books on coaching, positive organizational development, and compliments. His most recent book is “SDGs in Easy English” (co-author, joint publishing).
Graduated from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo, and Graduate School of Adult Education, University of Minnesota
Ph.D.)。 He has served as a lecturer on NHK Educational TV’s “Practical Business English Conversation”. He has served as the Representative Director of the University Innovation Research Institute, the first President of the Academic Coaching Society, and the Director of the Career Education Coordinator Network Council.

Implementation Report

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, the University Consortium Kyoto held the “2021 University Executive School.”
Continuing from last year, this year was also distributed online from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

On the day of the event, the presidents of member universities and junior colleges, as well as university executives from all over Japan, were invited to participate in the event, and Professor Masato Homma of Kyoto University of the Arts gave a lecture on the theme of “The Shape of a University that Supports the Renewal of the Latest Learning History.”

In his lecture, he said that universities and graduate schools are required to transform from the old paradigm of granting final academic qualifications to institutions that provide a variety of opportunities for relearning, and that while the final academic background is important, “updating the latest learning history” holds the key to enriching life in the age of 100 years.
Work and Learning Harmony.” In addition, faculty members are also active in learning on their own initiative.
He concluded by saying that they are expected to become learners, and that faculty members are also required to make the most of their individual strengths as a team and improve their overall abilities.

Participants commented, “In a short period of time, I was able to hear their thoughts on the direction of education that the ‘university of the future’ should work on” and “I was able to suggest a perspective that captures perceptions and stereotypes from a new angle.”


University Consortium Kyoto FD Project
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