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Since 1995, the Consortium of Universities in Kyoto has been working to raise the awareness of university faculty and staff toward FD and contribute to the improvement of university education. and (3) dissemination of information on FD activities in Kyoto. This is a large-scale FD event attended by many university faculty members and educators from all over Japan.

Overview of the event

28th FD Forum

28th FD Forum Challenge Selection - Challenges and Choices Required to Support Diverse Learning

Main subject
Chaisen – Challenges and Choices Required to Support Diverse Learning
date and time
February 18 (Sat), 23 (Thursday/Holiday), 24 (Fri), 25 (Sat), 2023
Holding format
Online (Zoom), Hybrid held at some departments (Online: Zoom / Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto)
University Consortium Kyoto
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City

The 28th FD Forum Leaflet
can be downloaded from
2021 27th FD Forum Leaflet


schedule time content
February 11 (Sat/holiday) 10:00 Poster session special website released
Saturday, February 18th 13:00-16:00 Poster session Online presentation
February 23 (Thursday/holiday) 9:30~ 1st Subcommittee
2nd Subcommittee
14:00~ 3rd subcommittee (with exchange meeting)
4th subcommittee
5th subcommittee (with exchange meeting)
February 24 (Friday) 9:30~ 6th Subcommittee
7th Subcommittee
14:00~ 8th Subcommittee
9th Subcommittee
Saturday, February 25th 9:30~ 10th Subcommittee
11th Subcommittee
14:00-16:30 symposium
17:00-18:30 closing session


Details of the symposium can be found here .

February 25 (Sat) 14:00-16:30
How will we learn at the university of the future
?-Diversity of learning that creates independence-
Capacity 1,000 (Participating schools preferential capacity 600)

There are various kinds of students in universities, and each of them independently learns various things.
The way of learning at universities is changing from a “teaching paradigm” in which the teacher is the main subject to a “learning paradigm” in which the learner is the subject. Even during the pandemic, there are many examples of students practicing independent learning through off-campus activities such as industry-university collaboration and regional collaboration. In addition, the support for independent learning of various students is diversifying. In addition to general learning support and improvement of the learning environment, support for students with disabilities and students with financial problems is also necessary.

In this symposium, I would like to discuss how students should study at universities in the future, citing examples of students learning independently through regional collaboration and efforts to support various students.
Mr. Takaaki Nishida
Kyoto Sangyo University Faculty of Life Science Associate Professor
Chihiro Kunimoto
Chiba University Academic Link Center Deputy Director/Associate Professor
Mr. Kazuhiro Nagata
Director, JT Biohistory Research Hall, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Sangyo University
Mr. Hidetaka Shiratori
Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University / Deputy Director, Research and Development Center for Educational Support


An overview of all the sessions can be found here .

*You can apply for multiple breakout sessions, but you cannot apply for breakout sessions that overlap.

*At breakout sessions marked as [with exchange meeting] in the table below, a Zoom meeting will be used after the meeting to provide time for participants and speakers to interact.

schedule time Subcommittee Subcommittee title Capacity
(member school
priority capacity)
February 23 (Thursday/holiday) 9:30-11:
1st Subcommittee Please tell us about your university’s learning environment! 150
2nd subcommittee Thinking about university education through industry-university collaboration and regional collaboration 100
3rd subcommittee
[exchange meeting]
Realization of Diversity and Inclusion in Learning Places 100
4th Subcommittee What and how new students will learn in 2013
5th subcommittee
[exchange meeting]
How Universities Contribute to the Education of Human Resources Who Can Play an Active Role on the Global Stage
-Toward the Development of Human Resources Who Can Demonstrate Their Independence in a Chaotic World-
February 24 (Friday) 9:30-11:
6th Subcommittee University Education and Welfare Issues
-Thinking about Support in Universities-
7th Subcommittee How can distance learning be used in the post-corona world? 100
Working Group 8 How can that ability be used in society?
―Necessary support and issues to connect the abilities of science and engineering students with developmental disabilities to professional employment―
Session 9
[Online Participation]
University life of corona misfortune spent by students 200
9th Subcommittee
[Venue Participation]
Saturday, February 25th 9:30-12
10th Subcommittee Thinking about a form of university education that integrates with society 50
11th Subcommittee University education that makes the most of off-campus practical activities 270
The lecture by Mr. Eric Harkinson of Session 7 will be given in Japanese, but please note that there is a possibility that the slides will be in English.
Only the 9th session will be held in a hybrid format (online: Zoom/venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto).
Please note that the 9th session will have different end times for online participation and on-site participation.

closing session

Date: February 25 (Sat) 17:00-18:30

The 28th FD Forum will be held using Zoom Meeting for the closing session.

A closing session will be held so that the participants of the FD Forum can look back on the FD Forum as a whole and interact with each other.
Anyone who has applied for the symposium or subcommittee can participate. Advance application is not required. Please feel free to join us.

Requests to all participants
We recommend that you install the Zoom application before participating.

Also, if you have already installed it,
please update the version of the Zoom application

to the latest version .


Only those who have applied for the FD Forum symposium and subcommittee will be informed about how to participate in the closing session Zoom meeting. Participation only in the closing session is not accepted. Please note.
Up to 300 people can enter. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you cannot enter the room due to congestion, please try again later.
Please use only one device per person so that as many people as possible can participate.

poster session

We will announce unique education initiatives implemented by faculty, staff, and students of university consortium Kyoto member schools. Click here for

overview of the presentation poster .

■ Posting posters on a special website

Posters and explanatory videos will be posted on the 28th FD Forum Poster Session special website. You can watch and browse at any time during the public period.

*The special website will be provided only to applicants for symposiums and subcommittees of the FD Forum.

Release period: February 11 (Sat/Holiday) 10:00 to February 28 (Tue) 23:59

■ Online presentation

The poster presentation will be held online using Zoom meeting.

In addition, using the breakout room function, participants will be divided into posters and will have time to ask questions to the presenters and interact with the participants.

Presentation time: Saturday, February 18, 13:00-16:00 *The time may change depending on the number of presentations.

* The schedule for online presentations and how to participate in the Zoom meeting will be announced on the special website.

*Up to 300 people can enter.
Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you cannot enter the room due to congestion, please try again later.

Implementation report

The 28th FD Forum Reports 
[Click here for details]

 The 28th FD Forum will be held for four days on February 18 (Sat), 23 (Thu/holiday), 24 (Fri), and 25 (Sat), 2023. It was held online (including some hybrids) with the main theme of “Challenges and Choices Required”.

 The FD Forum, sponsored by the University Consortium Kyoto, has been held since 1995 for the purpose of improving the quality of higher education and disseminating information on FD activities from Kyoto.This year marks the 28th time.

 This time, we will discuss what kind of support university faculty and staff can provide for the diverse students studying at the university, the learning environment, industry-academia collaboration, regional collaboration, support for students with disabilities, and securing learning during the corona crisis. Efforts and practices of each university were reported.

 Poster presentations were held on the 1st day, breakout sessions on 11 broad themes related to learning support were held on the 2nd to 4th days, and a symposium and closing session were held on the afternoon of the 4th day.

 A total of 416 university faculty members and educators gathered from all over the country to share learning support achievement reports and practices, and to actively exchange opinions.

 In the online presentation of the poster session held on the first day, a total of 8 cases of educational practice were presented by the university consortium Kyoto member schools.
50 people participated in the lively question and answer session. It was also a place for presenters to interact with each other, asking questions about each other’s poster presentations.


 On the 2nd to 4th days, 11 breakout sessions were held with a variety of speakers from various quarters on how to support diverse students.
This was the third online event held this year, and meaningful exchanges between speakers and online participants took place using the chat function and question form. In addition, the 9th subcommittee will use a hybrid format for the first time this time, connecting participants at the venue at Campus Plaza Kyoto and online participants with Zoom, and will be held under the theme of “university life of the corona disaster spent by students”. Did.


 The symposium on the final day was titled “How will we learn at universities in the future? Diversity of learning that creates independence?” University Academic Link Center Deputy Director/Associate Professor), Mr. Kazuhiro Nagata (Director of JT Biohistory Research Hall, Poet, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto Sangyo University) took the stage (coordinator : Hidetaka Shiratori (Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University / Deputy Director, Research and Development Center for Educational Support)).
During the Q&A session, discussions were held on how students should be able to learn independently at university, what support should be provided, collaboration between teaching staff, and the image of teachers who encourage independent learning.


 After the symposium ended, a closing session was held, and the forum participants deepened exchanges using Zoom breakout rooms.

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto FD Forum Secretariat
TEL: +81-75-353-9163 FAX: +81-75-353-9101
E-mail: fdf■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @)
Kyoto City, 600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Nishinotoin-dori, Shiogyo-ku
*Reception hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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