Overview of the business

As an organizational effort for faculty members to improve and improve the content and methods of classes, the University Consortium Kyoto has been promoting FD activities in the Kyoto area together with member universities since 1995, shortly after its establishment.
The FD Joint Training Program for Newly Appointed Teachers is a training program that complies with the "Framework of Standards for New Teachers" proposed by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research, with the aim of acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for university teachers.

Outline of the event

Program A
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 13:00-18:00 Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00-17:00Program B
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 13:00-17:00 Sunday, March 8, 2015


Campus Plaza Kyoto
Faculty members
who have been assigned to a consortium Kyoto member university or junior college for several years * The scope of coverage is voluntary for each member school.
University Consortium Kyoto
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<Program A>

Time Contents
1 13:00~18:00
1. FD, Career Development
of University Teachers Lecturer: Shinji Matsumoto (Professor, Bukkyo University)
2. Basic knowledge and workshop
for lesson design Lecturer: Takashi Yasuoka (Professor, Ritsumeikan University)
2 10:00~16:30
3. Basic knowledge and workshops
for learning support and special needs Lecturer: Jun Murata (Assistant Professor, Support Room for Students with Disabilities, Kyoto University)
4. Basic knowledge and workshops
on learner-centered class management Lecturer: Masanori Shinohara (Vice President, Professor, Bukkyo University) 

<Program B>

Time Contents
1 13:00 ~ 17:00
1. Kyoto
as a city of universities and students Lecturer: Mina Yamamoto (Deputy Secretary General, University Consortium Kyoto)
2. Workshop
for Grading Lecturer: Masashi Wakamatsu (Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University)
2 9:30 ~ 17:00
3. Workshop
for lesson design Lecturer: Kiyo Kawamoto (Researcher, University Consortium Kyoto)
4. Classroom Practice Workshop

Implementation Report

Organized by Kyoto: Newly Appointed Professors F D Joint Research ≪ Pro Glam A ≫

■Joint FD Training ≪ Program A ≫ Implementation Report

On September 6 (Sat) and 7 (Sun), the University Consortium Kyoto held the "2014 Joint FD Joint Training ≪ Program A≫" for two days.
This training program is held every year based on the National Institute for Educational Policy Research's "Framework for Standards for New Teacher Training" with the aim of supporting educational activities by providing training to newly appointed teachers in cooperation with member universities, and at the same time, to provide a place for exchange beyond the boundaries of universities. Participants who take both Program A in September and Program B in March will receive a certificate of completion.

This year, we welcomed 12 participants from 8 universities.

■Training Day 1

The training began with a lecture by Professor Shinji Matsumoto of Bukkyo University on "FD and Career Development of University Teachers."

Dr. Matsumoto compared FD in the UK, where he participated in the overseas inspection, and explained the beginning, subsequent progress, and the current situation.
At the end of the lecture, he stated that the significance of participating in the training is not only to gain new information, but also to expand your network and become a lecturer or mentor juniors in the future, and I felt that it further enlivened the icebreaker and other lectures that followed.


After an icebreaker and a break, the second lecture was "Basic Knowledge and Workshop for Class Design" by Professor Takashi Yasuoka of Ritsumeikan University.

Following Professor Yasuoka's usual lessons, "Stand up! It started with. I felt that the atmosphere in the venue was tense.
The lecture was mainly about the syllabus, and talked about the role of the syllabus, how to teach to utilize the syllabus, and the image of a teacher. During the lecture, questions were actively asked, and the enthusiasm of the participating teachers was evident.
In the workshop that followed, the participating teachers used their own syllabus, reviewed the achievement goals of the class, improved the syllabus, and presented the contents.
And "Stand up!" The first day of the training has ended.


■Training Day 2

The second day of the training began with a lecture by Professor Jun Murata of the Support Room for Students with Disabilities, Kyoto University, titled "Basic Knowledge and Workshops for Learning Support and Special Support."

From the point of view of what a disability is in the first place, we asked him to talk about students with disabilities at universities, and this time he explained in detail about students with developmental disabilities. Based on the case study at Kyoto University, he explained the timing and method of support.
In addition, through the information transmission game, he explained how to communicate with students with developmental disabilities. Through the game, the participating teachers also enjoyed learning how to explain structures and how students with developmental disabilities think about things, such as not assuming that what is natural for them is natural for others.


After the lunch break, the final lecture of the two days, "Basic Knowledge and Workshop for Learner-Centered Class Management," was given by Professor Masanori Shinohara of Bukkyo University.

Based on the question "Is Michael Sandel's class learner-centered or not?", the lecture began while seeking the opinions of the participating teachers. I learned that in order to make the class student-centered, it is important to teach the "why" and present concrete examples to stimulate students' intellectual curiosity rather than teaching "what." Professor Shinohara also introduced the classes that Professor Shinohara is actually giving and the opinions of the students about them.
At the workshop, the participating teachers also reviewed their own syllabus and discussed with other teachers what changes should be made to make the class more student-centered.


Finally, as a summary of the two-day training, participants wrote down their observations from the training one by one, shared them on the group table, and posted them on the whiteboard to share with all participants.


After the training ended, 10 teachers who participated in the entire two-day schedule were presented with participation certificates.

Organized by: Joint FD Training ≪Program B≫

■Joint FD Training ≪Program B≫ Report

On March 7 and 8, 2015, the University Consortium Kyoto held the "2014 Joint FD Training ≪ Program B ≫." This training is planned by the FD Planning and Research Committee and the FD Training Management Team with the aim of supporting the educational activities of new faculty members by collaborating with universities in the Kyoto area to provide training to new faculty members. In addition, since there are many opportunities for participants to talk freely with each other, the workshop is also a place to create a new network for new faculty members. This time, six faculty members from three universities participated.

■Training Day 1

The training started with an "icebreaker" and a fun atmosphere.
"It's almost a new semester, is there anything you'd like to try next year?"
The participants introduced themselves and deepened their exchanges with each other.

After the icebreaker, Mina Yamamoto, Deputy Secretary General of the Foundation, gave a lecture on "Kyoto's Universities and Universities, Kyoto," and then conducted group work to think about a series of courses on the theme of "Learning in Kyoto." The conversations in the group work were lively from beginning to end. In addition, "many students are not enthusiastic about the class," and the FD committee member, who serves as the facilitator of the group, gave advice to participants who were worried about how to proceed with the class.


After a break, a "Workshop for Grading" was held. After receiving a lecture from Professor Masashi Wakamatsu of Kyoto Sangyo University on grading and how to give grades, the participants were divided into groups and verified each other's syllabi, and the training on the first day ended.


■Training Day 2

On the second day, we started by reviewing the previous day and held a workshop to learn basic knowledge for lesson design. Some typical ideas that can be used in lesson design were introduced, and among them, group work was conducted on the theme of "What are the good class conditions for students" using "Mandarat".
The opinions of the participants were endless, and we listed what was necessary to create an environment where students could easily learn.


After that, we shifted to individual work and spent about an hour designing a mock lesson that would be held as a practical workshop in the afternoon.


In the afternoon, participants held a 15-minute mock lesson as a "Practical Lesson Workshop" to give feedback and select the best class. By exchanging impressions and advice from the participants' perspectives and expressing their impressions and points of reflection from the mock class, they were able to discover future issues.

At the end of the training, three participants who participated in the newly appointed faculty FD joint training ≪Program A≫ held in September 2014 and completed all the courses were awarded certificates of completion to the three participants who participated in the ≪Program B≫ and completed all courses.

Contact information

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

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