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Since 1995, Consortium Kyoto has been holding an annual FD forum with the themes of (1) dissemination of FD activities, (2) providing practical and research reports on university education and class improvement and providing opportunities for human exchange, and (3) disseminating information on FD activities in Kyoto, with the aim of raising awareness of FD among university faculty and staff and contributing to the improvement of university education. This is a large-scale FD event that is attended by many university faculty members and educators from all over Japan.

Outline of the event

25th FD Forum

20th February 2020 15:30 Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we have decided to cancel the 25th FD Forum scheduled
to be held on February 29 (Sat) and March 1 (Sun), 2020
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Overall Theme
Thinking about how a university should be proactive
Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1, 2020
Ryukoku University Fukakusa Campus (Fushimi-ku, Kyoto) Access
University Consortium Kyoto
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City

Download the 25th FD Forum leaflet here.


Time Contents Venue
Sat. 29 February 12:00 Registration starts Building No. 3
13:00~17:00 Symposium
17:30~19:00 Information exchange meeting Building No. 22 Basement Cafeteria
March 1 (Sun) 9:00 Registration starts Washakan
10:00~12:00 Breakout Session (Morning Session)
12:00~13:30 Break
Poster Session Core Time
13:30~15:30 Breakout Session (Afternoon Session)


Details of the symposium can be viewed here. *You will be participating in one of the symposiums.

Symposium 1

Currently, the capacity for reconsidering "university reform"
is 470 (priority capacity of member schools: 250)

The purpose of the FD Forum is basically to provide and share meaningful information when promoting FD at each university. On the other hand, there are many FD personnel at each university who feel that there are few participants or that they cannot gain understanding on campus when conducting FD training on campus, and in some cases, the person in charge may think that they are doing their duties as a duty at the request of superiors, or they may have doubts about FD and the state of the Central Education Council that promotes FD and so-called "university reform". In this symposium, we will pause and consider the recent situation surrounding universities and the trends and significance of so-called "university reforms" such as FD. In a forum such as the FD Forum, it may be difficult to discuss questions and discomforts about FD and university reform in the first place, but I believe that facing such thoughts is also an important significance of the FD Forum.

Symposist Hiroaki Ozawa Vice President, Chiba University / Professor, Faculty of International Liberal Studies Takeshi Yamada Associate Professor, Center for the Promotion of Research and Development of Higher Education, Kyoto University Koichi Watanabe Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Osaka University of Economics and Law Ryo Ishida Kyoto Seika University President

, Coordinator Sohei Yamada Associate Professor

, Faculty of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University

Symposium 2

How is it possible to simultaneously solve social issues through SDGs and universities and
higher education?
Capacity: 250 (Priority capacity of member schools: 180)

In the outcome document adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were raised. This requires Member States to work to achieve 17 goals and 169 targets by 2030, including the environment, poverty, conflict, education and food. Based on a basic understanding of how higher education can contribute, we will search for clues to the challenge of opening up the future based on practical examples related to the achievement of the SDGs goals, not just SDGs, and expectations received from society.

Keynote Speaker Mahisa Sato Professor

, Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Tokyo City University Topic Contributor Katsutaka Shiraishi Vice President for SDGs / Faculty of Policy Studies, Ryukoku University Shohei
Kotsuji Saraya Corporation Compliance Promotion Manager Commentator Eisuke Kumano Representative Director, Amita Holdings Corporation

Coordinator Hironori Yamaguchi Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University Institute for the Promotion of General Education

Breakout Sessions

You can see the details of the subcommittees (batch version) here. You can also see

the details of each subcommittee from the table below. * You will participate in any one of the subcommittees.

Breakout Session Themes
Subcommittee 1 Thinking about first-year education
Subcommittee 2 Examples of the use of robots and ICT in universities
Subcommittee 3 Is active learning necessary for universities?
Subcommittee 4 SDGs and University Education: Practical Edition
Subcommittee 5 University "Multicultural Coexistence" Education for Local Communities
Subcommittee 6 University Education Creates a Society in the 21st Century from the Empowerment of Women
Subcommittee 7 First Flipped Classroom Design Workshop
Subcommittee 8 Class Improvement Workshop Starting from Problem Awareness
Subcommittee 9 "University Reform" from the Perspective of Young Researchers
Subcommittee 10 Facing the Motivation Crisis
Subcommittee 11 Training of Professionals to Support Families with Children to Respond to Contemporary Social Issues
Subcommittee 12 STEAM Education
in the VUCA Era: Logic and Ethics of Learning Space Design to Co-Create Value

Poster session

This is an application announcement by a member school of the University Consortium Kyoto.
Poster display time: 11:00~14:30 Poster session core time: 12:00~13:30

*During core time, the presenter answers questions from participants in front of the poster.

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto FD Project
TEL 075-353-9163 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
, Shiokoji-dori ※Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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