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 aimed at acquiring skills such as basic knowledge of FD, creation of syllabi, lesson design and practice, active learning, and grading for newly appointed teachers, teachers who want to relearn the basics of FD, faculty members who are interested in FD, and staff working in FD-related departments.

In fiscal 2021, a total of six sessions will be held online (Zoom). * For programs before the start of application, the schedule and implementation contents are subject to change.

In fiscal 2021, we plan to provide on-demand distribution for a limited time. * On-demand video will be released only to applicants each time.
* Due to troubles during distribution, the recorded video may not be released. Please note.

Outline of the event

In fiscal 2021, the program will be implemented with the following contents.

Times Program Date and time Application Period
1 FD Basic Knowledge September 7 (Tue) 18:00~20:30 July 20 (Tue.) ~ August 31 (Tue.)
2 Learner-Centered Classroom Workshops October 9 (Sat) 13:30~15:30 September 1 (Wed) ~ October 2 (Sat)
3 Basic knowledge related to study support for students with disabilities October 14 (Thu) 18:30~20:30 September 7 (Tue.) ~ October 6 (Wed.)
4 Are you assessing the achievement of the exam and the goal? November 9 (Tue) 18:30~20:30 October 1 (Fri) ~ November 2 (Tue)
5 Workshops for Online Classes December 21 (Tue) 18:30~20:30 November 16 (Tue.) ~ December 14 (Tue.)
6 Lesson design and class improvement
that motivates students ~Using the example of assembling chemistry student experiments~
January 25 (Tue) 18:30~20:30 December 7 (Tue.) ~ January 18 (Tue.)

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:
Faculty and staff of Consortium Kyoto member schools: Free For those other than those listed on the left: 1,000 yen (tax included, advance payment required)
* The deadline for payment of the participation fee is as described in the details of each session. Please note that if payment of the participation fee is not confirmed within the deadline, the application will be invalidated.
If it is difficult to pay on time, please contact us as soon as possible using the contact information on the invoice.
* Please note that if you cancel your application after paying the participation fee, the participation fee will not be refunded.
About 30 people / time (first-come, first-served basis)
University Consortium Kyoto


  • 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 in workshop-type programs from smartphones.
  • For workshop-type programs, we recommend that you turn on the video microphone.
  • Please refrain from recording by participants. Please strictly adhere to it.

Part 1: Basic knowledge of FD

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:00~20:30
Lecture type (using Zoom webinar)
Makoto Sato (Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyoto Sangyo University)
Kenji Mino (Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University) Hidehiro Nakajima (Professor, Ritsumeikan University Educational Development Promotion Organization) Hidemi Hayashi (Deputy Secretary General, University Consortium Kyoto)

This training is mainly 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. One of the essential elements of FD is dialogue between faculty and students. In this training, based on the confirmation of basic knowledge of FD, students will learn the basic knowledge (significance of the syllabus and how to describe it, etc.), which is the first step in dialogue between faculty and students.

The 2nd Learner-Centered Class Workshop

Saturday, October 9, 2021 13:30~15:30
Workshop type (using Zoom meetings)
Hitomi Asada (Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Huading Junior College) Yuko Kasamatsu (Associate Professor, Department of Environment and Culture, Ikebo Junior College)

From the perspective of independent learning, regardless of the field or field, there is a need to shift from conventional one-way knowledge transfer classes to learner-centered classes. "Active learning" is considered to be one of them. In this training, you will learn about the effects and problems obtained from examples of active learning with an eye on the after-corona era. In addition, through workshops, students will create and mutually evaluate actual lesson design plans incorporating active learning. This year as well, we hope to exchange information on how to ensure independent learning amid the corona disaster.

Session 3: Basic knowledge on study support for students with disabilities

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 18:30~20:30
Lecture type (using Zoom webinar)
Jun Murata (Associate Professor, Student Support Center, Kyoto University)

Currently, the number of students is diversifying, and each university needs to provide study support to various students. In particular, the need for study support for students with disabilities has been strengthened by the enforcement of the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities in 2016. The revised bill was enacted in 2021, and the provision of reasonable accommodation, which was previously only available to national and public universities, has become a legal obligation for private universities (until now, it was an obligation to make efforts). 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.

Application has been closed because the capacity has been reached.

Part 4: Are you able to evaluate the achievement of the test and the goal?

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 18:30~20:30
Workshop type (using Zoom meetings)
Naosumi Atota (Project Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Kyoto University of Advanced Science)
Hidehiro Nakajima (Professor, Ritsumeikan University Educational Development Promotion Organization)

Have you ever experienced that students are not good at regular exams, or that the content is terrible when they are assigned report assignments? The teaching ability of teachers is most evident in the evaluation tasks. Preparing excellent assessment tasks not only enhances students' learning outcomes, but also improves the quality of the class as a whole, such as reviewing the goals described in the syllabus and reviewing the teaching methods. In this training, in addition to the learning goals at the subject level of the subject in charge, we will discuss how to create exams and assignments that can evaluate the achievement of the learning goals at the curriculum level.

【Information on advance preparation】
If you are a participant, please select one of the subjects you are in charge of and prepare to introduce the exam questions, report assignments, presentation assignments, etc. of that subject in group work.
* Please prepare the exam questions for written exams and the materials when you instructed students to do the assignments for performance assignments so that they can be shared on Zoom. In addition, you will be asked to introduce the achievement goals and diploma policy for the subject, so please prepare the syllabus and diploma policy so that you can share your screen before participating.

The 5th Workshop for Online Classes

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 18:30~20:30
Workshop type (using Zoom meetings)
Sachiko Ikoma (Associate Professor, Department of Child Education, Ryukoku University Junior College) Kimie Ito (Professor, Faculty of Child Education, Heian Jogakuin University)

This training is an opportunity to share information on the practice of online classes, which have been implemented in earnest since the spring of 2020. We would like to look back on the efforts to build online classes over the past year while sharing the pain and joy, and confirm the issues for building better online classes. Why don't you go beyond the limits of online classes, explore what you can do because of online classes, and think together about class practices that enrich learners' learning?

Lecture 6: Lesson Design and Class Improvement
to Motivate Students ~Using the Case of Assembling a Chemical Student Experiment~

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 18:30~20:30
Workshop type (using Zoom meetings)
Ikuko Takao (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences) Chieko Hayashi (Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Tatsuo Ota (Former Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology / Part-time Lecturer, Kyoto Sangyo University)

By reviewing and improving existing classes, you can motivate students and lead to more consistent learning outcomes.
In this training, we will focus on how to organize experiments, which has not been covered much in the past, and think about how to motivate students. Experimental subjects arouse students' interest in specialized science and engineering subjects and help them understand the content concretely. Depending on how you assemble it, you may lose the motivation to continue learning because you do not understand the purpose and fun of the experiment, or conversely, you may open up a new world of knowledge through the experiment. The case introducer is a chemistry specialist who still teaches for a wide range of generations, from university lectures to high school-university collaborative classes and recurrent classes. This time, using an example of how to assemble an easy-to-understand chemistry experiment for high school students, we will answer the questions of the participants and think about how to design and improve the lesson together.
I think it will be an opportunity for liberal arts teachers to encounter new ideas and teaching methods.

Implementation Report

 This year, a total of six online sessions were held online under the themes of "FD Basic Knowledge," "Online Classes," "Learning Support and Special Support," "Lesson Design and Practice," "Syllabus Creation and Grading," and "Active Learning," with a total of 137 participants from all over Japan.
When asked about their satisfaction with participating in the participant questionnaire, 95.4% of respondents answered "satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" on average in all six surveys.
The factors that led to the high evaluation can be attributed to the setting of tasks that went back to the basics of FD training, and the fact that each university was able to actively participate in the event of the common problem of the coronavirus pandemic and provided case studies and topics, leading to new discoveries.
In the free description column, "I was able to get an overview of FD and listen to a story that will be helpful for creating a syllabus" (1st), "I was able to share the ingenuity and knowledge of each teacher in class after COVID-19, and I was able to get meaningful information from the participants that can be used from tomorrow" (2nd), "There were easy-to-understand examples such as the flow of determining the legal basis and scope of support, and understanding progressed" (2nd session) 3rd), "I also wanted to incorporate the method of having students self-evaluate themselves with rubric tables for the evaluation of report assignments and written exams" (4th), "I felt that I could use the ingenuity of the teachers in charge of practical training classes to make use of my classes after Corona" (5th), "Since there are very few opportunities for FD related to student experiments, I gained a lot of helpful knowledge" (No. 6), and both faculty and staff members seemed to be able to use it as a reference for improving classes in the future through new learning and awareness.
In the next fiscal year, we will explore themes and time zones with high needs for participants, and consider securing participants from member schools.

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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