Career Education Program

Business summary

The high school curriculum guidelines (March 2009) now include a description of “career education,” and there is a demand for the development of career and vocational education aimed at social and professional independence from primary and secondary education through to higher education. In light of this, the Kyoto High School-University Collaboration Research Council began planning a “career education” project in 2012 with the aim of stimulating high school students’ motivation to learn for the future and contributing to the promotion of career education in each school.

Takadaisha Collaborative Future Session

The program aims to promote the career development of high school and university students, and is a dialogue and exchange program on a set theme that transcends generations and schools, such as high school students, university students, and working adults. In 2023, we will plan a
“question” related to the High School-University Collaboration Education Forum, and conduct a program to think about how high school and university students should think and act at turning points they will encounter in the future.

Event Outline

Let’s think about the secret to truly enjoying inquiry and research
: How can we connect inquiry and research and good questions to our future careers?

Based on the revised curriculum guidelines from the 2022 academic year, comprehensive inquiry time has been fully incorporated into inquiry learning in high schools. An increasing number of university students have already experienced inquiry in high school and are now entering university. Through these inquiry learning,
students can realize
how important it is to think about “how to design questions.”
In this future session, high school students and university students will actively interact based on these inquiry learning experiences in order to develop the ability to live in the current situation, in a situation where it is difficult to predict the future. Through such exchanges, high school students will learn about the significance and motivation of inquiry learning,
how inquiry learning connects to their own future and learning after entering university, and how to connect it to their future social life. For university students, it will be an opportunity to
recognize their connection to society in the near future by “looking back on their inquiry learning in high school and university research” and “reconsidering ‘questions’.”

※2023 Takadaisha Collaborative Future Session Information Flyer [Download]

Date and Time Friday, November 3, 2023 (National Holiday) 15:00-18:00 (Registration from 14:30)
place Campus Plaza Kyoto 2nd floor hall
theme Let’s think about the secret to truly enjoying inquiry and research
: How can we connect inquiry and research and good questions to our future careers?
Topic provider/
Mr. Akihiko Inui (Professor,
Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Tachibana University) Mr. Hidenori Sugioka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Regional Management, Fukuchiyama Public University) Mr.
Tetsuhide Shigeno (Visiting Researcher, Satoyama Studies Research Center, Ryukoku University)
Ms. Yuuki Hasegawa (Chief Coordinator of Inquiry Learning, Kyoto Tachibana Junior and Senior High School)
program 15:00-15:10 Opening remarks and explanation of purpose15
:10-15:40 Topic presentation (raising issues)
15:40-15:50 Break15
:50-17:20 World Café ①②③Each
        group will have 30 minutes x 3 sessions based on the topic presented17
:20-17:35 General sharingEach
        group will share the contents of the World Café with the whole group
        (approximately 5 minutes per group)
17:35-17:50 Commentary17
:50-18:00 Closing remarks and questionnaire
*The content may change depending on the number of applicants, etc.
Capacity 30 high school students and university students
(15 high school students and 15 university students) attending high schools and universities (including technical colleges) in Kyoto Prefecture and the surrounding area
, as well as high school teachers and university faculty and staff who are interested can also participate.
Sponsor Kyoto High School-University Collaborative Research Council (Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education/Kyoto City Board of Education/Kyoto Prefectural Association of Private Junior and Senior High Schools/Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry/University Consortium Kyoto, a public interest incorporated foundation)
Co-promotion High School Consortium Kyoto

How to apply

Please click the “Apply” button below, fill in the necessary information, and submit your application.
*High school student applicants will be asked for the name and contact information of the person in charge at their high school.


*After you apply, the secretariat will send you an email confirming your application.
If you do not receive an email within 2-3 days, please contact us at the address listed below.

Application period

September 19, 2023 (Tuesday) 11:00 to October 24, 2023 (Tuesday) 17:00

Implementation Report

On Friday, November 3rd (National Holiday), the 2023 High School, University and Society Collaboration Future Session was held. As COVID-19 has been classified as a Class 5 infectious disease, the event was held in a face-to-face format only, and 32 participants gathered. This
year, instead of the executive committee format used in previous years, the coordinators and observers provided topics from their respective perspectives on the theme of “Let’s think about the tricks to truly enjoying research and exploration – How can we connect research and exploration and good questions to our future careers?” The participating high school and university students held a world cafe-style dialogue using “questions” as a keyword, and were able to have lively exchanges of opinions and dialogues in a friendly atmosphere from start to finish. In
addition, this time, high school and university faculty and staff were not only observed, but also set up a group to exchange opinions and dialogue on a similar theme from the perspective of faculty
and staff. In the survey of participating high school and university students, there were comments such as “I felt that I was not embarrassed by the feeling of not knowing,” and “I was able to interact with various people regardless of age, gender, or where I live, and think about my future from various angles,” making it a fulfilling opportunity that fully achieved the purpose of “promoting career development.”


Contact Information

Kyoto High School-University Collaboration Research Council Secretariat
(University Consortium Kyoto, Public Interest Foundation, High School-University Collaboration Project Division)
TEL 075-353-9153 FAX 075-353-9101
Campus Plaza Kyoto, Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216
*Reception hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00-17:00 (excluding New Year’s holidays)

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