Overview of the business

Every year, please register as soon as possible due to its great popularity! From 5/22 to as needed As the globalization of higher education accelerates, such as the enhancement of support for international students and the promotion of collaborative projects with overseas universities, it can be said that the era has finally arrived in which English proficiency of university faculty and staff is indispensable as
a basic ability.
The SD training program in response to globalization aims not only to improve the English proficiency of faculty and staff of member schools that can respond to such times, but also to raise their awareness of language learning in the future.

Outline of the event

2015 FD/SD English Skill Improvement Training for University Teachers and Staff

1st July 11, 2015 (Sat) 9:30~17:00Registration has ended2nd
July 18, 2015 (Sat) 9:30~17:00Registration has been closed3rd July 25, 2015 (Sat) 9:30~17:00Registration has been closed
 Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:30~17:00 5th Saturday,
September 26, 2015 9:30~17:00 6th reception Saturday
, October 3, 2015 9:30~17:00 Now accepting   
Campus Plaza Kyoto 5F Joint Laboratory 2
University Consortium Kyoto
FD/SD English Skill Improvement Training Overview [Click here for details]
1st session Saturday, July 11, 2015 (1) Encouraging Active Learning in the Classroom registration has ended2nd
session Saturday, July 18, 2015 (2) Telephoing & Emails Registration has been closed3rd
Saturday, July 25, 2015 (3)Everyday Communivation has ended4th
: Saturday, September 19, 2015 (4)Encouraging Active Learning in the Classroom 2 5th
 Saturday, September 26, 2015 (5)Facilitation 6th Saturday
, October 3, 2015 (6)Presentation   


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Implementation Report (Active Learning for Faculty Members in 2014)

English Skill Improvement Training "Active Learning in the Classroom"

On July 26, we welcomed Ms. Mikako Nishikawa, Advisor of the Japan English Language Proficiency Association, as a lecturer and held an English skill improvement training "Active Learning in the Classroom" for teachers from member universities.
This training was planned as part of the "English Skill Improvement Training for University Faculty Members" that has been conducted by the Consortium Kyoto since fiscal 2013, and was held for faculty members with a focus on "classes" and was attended by 11 people from five universities. 
DSC08074In the training, following the icebreaker, active learning (active learning is "active learning", which is not a lecture style in which the instructor transfers knowledge unilaterally, but subject research, PBL (project/problem based learning), discussions, presentations, etc. It refers to a class format that incorporates active learning), and learned phrases that are often used in English classes. There are various expressions such as directives used in classes and phrases that are useful when introducing active learning, and it was suggested that the participating faculty members choose and use expressions that can be used more naturally in the class.
Next, while experiencing group discussion and workshop methods, the participants shared examples of measures for designing effective discussions and effective feedback and evaluation methods in classes using active learning, and presented group presentations as a result. 

DSC08122In this training, he also talked about issues such as the difficulty of deriving common effective measures because the daily management situation differs depending on the field of specialization and class size, and how to increase the motivation of Japan students who are not accustomed to presenting in front of people since childhood. However, despite the long workshop, all participants were very active in the training, exchanging information on ideas in classes across disciplines and considering specific ways to improve classes through discussions.
This was the first time for the University Consortium Kyoto to conduct English skill improvement training for teachers only, but we would like to continue to provide training programs with high needs while taking into account the opinions and requests of participants.

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto, International Business Department
TEL 075-353-9164 FAX 075-353-9101
kokusai■consortium.or.jp (Please replace ■ with @)
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tue~Sat 9:00~17:00 0 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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