Overview of the business

Since its establishment in 1995, shortly after the establishment of the University Consortium Kyoto, we have been promoting FD activities in the Kyoto area together with member schools as an organizational initiative for faculty members to improve and improve the content and methods of classes.

This "FD Joint Training Program and Thematic Training" is a small-group training program for all faculty and staff of universities and junior colleges with the aim of acquiring skills necessary for university faculty members, such as basic FD knowledge, syllabus creation, lesson design and practice, active learning, and grade evaluation. It is intended for all university and junior college faculty and staff.

In fiscal 2020, a total of six meetings will be held online (via Zoom). In addition, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, many universities are conducting online classes, so we will touch on the content of online classes in each session of this training program.

Outline of the event

In fiscal 2020, we will hold a total of six meetings with the following contents.

* Image of target participants (: Particularly recommended, 〇: Recommended)

Times Theme New Faculty At least 3 years of teaching experience More than 10 years of teaching experience Staff Participation
1 FD Basic Knowledge The number of The number of
2 Workshops for
Online Classes
The number of The number of  
3 Basic knowledge for
learning support and special needs
The number of The number of The number of The number of
4 Basic knowledge and
workshop for creating a syllabus
The number of  
5 Learner-Centered
Classroom Workshops
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6 Lesson Design and Lesson Practice Workshop The number of The number of  

Common to each episode

Faculty and staff
of universities and junior colleges * Limited
to those who can use Zoom * Full-time / part-time, and the number of years of work does not
matter * Employees who are interested in FD are also eligible (regardless of the number of years of work experience)
Online (using Zoom)
Participation Fee:
About 30 people / time (first-come, first-served basis)
University Consortium Kyoto

1st Seminar
Schedule Saturday, September 12, 2020 13:30~15:30
Overview "Basic FD Knowledge"
Lecturer: Tetsuro Onizuka (Professor, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University) Kenji Mino (Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University) Hidemi Hayashi (Deputy Secretary General, University Consortium Kyoto)

This training is for FD beginners. I have in mind those who are interested in FD but don't know where to start. In this program, participants will first be informed about the University Consortium Kyoto and the FD training opportunities it provides. Next, we will confirm the basic knowledge about FD. On top of that, you will have the opportunity to experience the ideal way of teaching using facilitation and think about what learner-centered classes look like.

Deadline for application Saturday, September 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

2nd Seminar
Schedule Friday, September 25, 2020 18:30~20:30
Overview "Workshop for Online Classes"
Lecturer: Ikuko Takao (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University) Atsutsugu Mori (Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

Online classes need to be made possible only online, rather than passive classes that have been made online from face-to-face classes in the classroom so far. In this training, students will learn about how to conduct online classes, ingenuity, and problems based on specific cases of humanities and sciences. In addition, through group discussions by participants, tips and experiences of online classes will be shared to deepen mutual understanding.

Deadline for application Friday, September 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m. 

The 3rd
Schedule Thursday, October 22, 2020 18:30~20:30
Overview "Basic knowledge for learning support and special needs"
Lecturer: Jun Murata (Associate Professor, Student Support Center, Kyoto University)

In recent years, the number of students has become more diverse, and there is a wide demand for study support for various students. In particular, with regard to support for students with disabilities, with the enforcement of the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, each university has become legally obligated or obliged to make efforts to prohibit unfair discriminatory treatment of students with disabilities and to provide reasonable accommodation.

In this training, students will first learn basic knowledge about "disability" and then outline the current situation of support for students with disabilities at universities. In addition, this will be an opportunity to think about the basic knowledge and specific measures for study support for students with developmental disabilities, which has been increasing in recent years.

Deadline for application Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

4th Seminar
Schedule Saturday, November 28, 2020 13:30~15:30
Overview "Basic Knowledge and Workshop for Creating a Syllabus"
Lecturer: Hitomi Asada (Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Huading Junior College) Naosumi Atoda (Project Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Kyoto University of Advanced Science)

The syllabus plays an important role in conducting well-planned lessons. The items and contents that should be included in the syllabus are also diversifying. In this training, we will focus on the syllabus and consider the basic concepts and points to note regarding lesson design. In addition, through workshops, students will learn specifically about the consistency of higher-level educational policies and goals, such as curriculum policy (CP) and diploma policy (DP), with individual subjects and classes.

Deadline for application Saturday, November 21, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

The 5th
Schedule Tuesday, December 1, 2020 18:30~20:30
Overview "Learner-centered classroom workshop"
Lecturer: Yui Ohara (Lecturer, Faculty of Sociology, Otani University) Mieko Sawada (Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, Kyoto Institute of Technology)

From the perspective of independent learning, regardless of the field or field, there is a need to shift from one-way knowledge transfer classes to learner-centered classes. "Active learning" is considered to be one of them. In this training, we will take up active learning and learn about the expected effects and problems. In addition, through workshops, students will create and mutually evaluate actual lesson design plans incorporating active learning. Especially this year, we would be happy to exchange information on how to ensure independent learning in the midst of the Corona disaster.

Deadline for application Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The 6th
Schedule Saturday, January 16, 2021 14:00~16:00
Overview "Lesson Design and Practical Workshop"
Lecturer: Satoshi Nagano (Associate Professor, Faculty of Industrial Sociology, Ritsumeikan University) Naoko Yoshida (Lecturer, Department of Early Childhood Education, Ikebo Junior College)

As we move away from one-way lectures to student-centered active learning, it's more important than ever for class managers to carefully design their lessons. In addition, due to the recent influence of the new coronavirus, online classes are being implemented nationwide. Therefore, in this training, students will deepen their understanding of the basic concept of lesson design and examples of design methods (lectures, exercises, practical training, etc.). In addition, participants will conduct group work on Good Points and Improvement Points on specific lesson design.

Deadline for application Saturday, January 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

* There is an application deadline for each session, but if the capacity is reached, we will close accepting applications before the application deadline. If there are any remaining seats, we will accept applications even after the application deadline.


  • On the day of the event, please participate from a PC or tablet device that can be stably connected to the Internet.
    * Please refrain from participating from a smartphone.
  • Since this is a workshop-type training, please turn on the video microphone to participate.
  • Please refrain from recording by participants. Please strictly adhere to it.

Implementation Report

 This year, under the themes of "FD Basic Knowledge," "Support for Students with Disabilities," "Syllabus Creation and Grade Evaluation," "Lesson Design and Practice," "Active Learning," and "Online Classes," this training program focused on the worries and issues faced by each university and individual amid the Corona disaster, and provided case reports, topics, and information sharing.
This year, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, all meetings were held online (Zoom meetings), and a total of 81 people (total) from all over Japan participated.
In the question about satisfaction in the participant questionnaire, the answers of "satisfied" and "somewhat satisfied" were highly evaluated with an average of about 97% for all six responses.
The factors that led to the high evaluation include the use of the breakout session function of Zoom meetings to conduct group work, which was usually conducted face-to-face, and the use of the online whiteboard tool "Miro" to make it a group work unique to online.
In addition, in the free description of the participant questionnaire, "I understood the basic concept of FD that I had a vague understanding until now" (Part 1), "I was able to learn about examples of online classes and new functions of Microsoft Teams, and I was able to acquire knowledge and skills that can be used immediately" (Part 2), "I learned a lot because I am involved in a support project for students with disabilities" (Part 3), and " I was able to directly comment on what should and should not be fixed in my own syllabus, which gave me confidence in creating syllabi and classes in the future" (Part 4), "I was able to learn the actual efforts of each university" (Part 5), "It was helpful to introduce class design examples and methods. I would like to use it in the future if I have the opportunity" (No. 6).
Going forward, we will continue to aim to implement training programs that meet the needs of participants.

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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