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We hold a forum for the purpose of “sharing information on domestic trends and disseminating information on initiatives in Kyoto” on the issue of collaboration and connection education between high schools and universities.

Outline of the event

The 21st High School-University Collaborative Education Forum


Classes based on the new Course of Study are held at all high schools, and exploration in each subject and “time for comprehensive inquiry” are being developed. Exploration is essential to realize proactive, interactive, and deep learning, and inquiry begins by finding questions. How can high school and college students find good questions? In order to do so, it will be necessary to grasp the essence of diverse and complex problems, set issues, and form the ability to design questions so that they can lead to creative solutions.
In the reform of high school-university connectivity, it is becoming even more important to have a common understanding and connection of how each stage of high school education, university admissions selection, and university education can work together to enhance the ability to design questions. In recent years, publications on “What is a good question?” and “What is the design of a question?” have been published one after another, and it can be said that it has become a matter of interest not only to high schools and universities, but also to society as a whole.
In this forum, we will explore common ground from high school to university through “good questions.” This is an opportunity for high school and university stakeholders to share and think about issues and think about how high school students can design to encounter questions and deepen their inquiry, and how university students can develop from inquiry to research by utilizing the design skills of questions formed in their studies at university.

Schedule Saturday, December 2, 2023
Venue Campus Plaza Kyoto
theme How can we design good questions?
-Exploring the similarities between high school exploration and university research-
(First come, first served)
Part 1 Keynote Speech 1, Keynote Speech 2, Floor Participatory Talk 230
Part 2 Subcommittee 1 [Inquiry] 40 people per meeting
Subcommittee 2 [Science]
Subcommittee 3【Information】
Special Subcommittee (1) [High School-University Connection]
Special Subcommittee (2) [Co-creation between university and high school students]
Information exchange meeting 60 people
Participation fee Part 1
Part 2
High schools and universities in Kyoto Prefecture JPY 1,000
Those other than the above JPY 2,000
* Includes “resume / material collection” and “report collection”.
Exchange Meeting
Information exchange meeting held at Campus Plaza Kyoto Hall
If you are a participant, please pay the right amount in advance.
JPY 2,000
Organizer Kyoto High School Collaborative Research Council (Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education/Kyoto City Board of Education/Kyoto Prefectural Federation of Private Junior and Senior High Schools/Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry/University Consortium Kyoto)

You can download the flyer for the 21st High School-University Collaborative Education Forum here.

【Part 1】10:00~15:00 Keynote Speech 1, Keynote Speech 2, Floor Participatory Talk

General MC
Hideki Sugioka (Member, High School-University Collaboration Promotion Office, University Consortium Kyoto / Associate Professor, Faculty of Regional Management, Fukuchiyama Public University)
Opening Remarks
Nobuyasu Hayashi (Chairman, Kyoto High School Collaborative Research Council / Principal, Kyoto Women’s Junior and Senior High School)
Explanation of the purpose
Yutaka Hasegawa (Director, High School-University Collaboration Office, University Consortium Kyoto / Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Policy, Kyoto Prefectural University)

Keynote Speech 1
Collaborative exploration and questioning design
~Linking with the three pillars of qualities and abilities in the Course of Study~
Satoshi Fujiwara (Representative Director, School Without Answers)
What is the “essence” of the essential question? Why does it have to be an “essential question”? What is the relationship between “inquiry learning” and “project-based learning” and questions?
Questions should be designed flexibly according to the students, environment, and time spent in the unit. Think about how to verbalize which part of the knowledge you are asking and which part of the student’s qualities and abilities you are accessing, and ask good questions.
11:00~11:10 break
Keynote Speech 2
Question-making now and in the future: A journey of thought and practice surrounding question-making and question-making
Kenichi Sato (Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University / Representative Director, NPO Hatenathon Co-Creation Lab)
One of the keywords of inquiry learning is “question-making.” Therefore, I asked two questions. One is “how to create questions” and the other is “how to create a place for question-making.” QFT*, a question-building method that I encountered seven years ago, has been a great help in thinking about and putting these questions into practice.
In this lecture, I would like to share with you the time of thinking and practical journey surrounding question making by explaining the philosophy and purpose of QFT and the implementation process, hands-on work, question making, and introduction of what I learned from people who are deeply knowledgeable about QFT.
*Question Formulation Technique
12:00~13:00 Lunch break
13:00~14:40 Floor Participatory Talk
Takayuki Shiose (Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
Ding Talker
Satoshi Fujiwara (Representative Director, School Without Answers)
Ding Talker
Kenichi Sato (Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto Sangyo University /
NPO Hatenathon Co-Creation Lab Representative Director)

【Part 2】15:00~17:00 Breakout Session

Subcommittee 1
How were the new team exploration activities for high school-university connections developed and put into practice?
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Education Center Entrance Examination Room, Specially Appointed Professor Kazuhiko Saito
Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education, Leadership Department, High School Education Division, Supervisor Keiya Ito
Kyoto Tachibana University, Faculty of Economics, Professor Akinori Inui
Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education, Guidance Department, High School Education Division, Guidance Supervisor Minoru Inoue
In the midst of the expansion of various exploratory activities, the Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education has developed and implemented “Prefectural High School Common Course (Smart AP)” that works on exploratory activities in teams beyond the boundaries of schools. Teachers from both high school and university who were involved in the development and practice will introduce how this course was developed through collaboration between high school and university, how it was put into practice while drawing out students’ questions, and what kind of effects it has obtained. In addition, we will think together with the participants about how to improve the form of inquiry activities.
Subcommittee 2
What is a “good question” in the first place?
~Creating indicators for “good questions” through the practice of science~
Kyoto Municipal Horikawa High School Full-time Lecturer Hitoshi Kimura
Kyoto City Board of Education, School Guidance Division, Guidance Supervisor Mr. Takashi Yasukawa
We will introduce “questions” in science classes that we feel have led to deep learning for students, and introduce themes set in Horikawa High School’s “Inquiry Dojo,” an initiative in which high school students serve as instructors and junior high school students engage in exploratory activities. After that, we will share the “good questions” that the participants themselves think and examples of class practice among the groups, and try to create an index of the “good questions” that we have as a feeling.
Subcommittee 3
High schools and universities that connect and connect through information education
~Beyond ideals and reality, expectations and anxieties~
Kyoto Tachibana High School Teacher Takuya Hasegawa
Kyoto Tachibana University, Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor Yusuke Kataoka
Doshisha High School Teacher Jun Suzuki
“Information I” has been added to the Common Test for University Admissions. However, it is only one of the points of contact between information education in high school and university. How can information education centered on programming and data utilization in high school be connected to information education programs in mathematics, data science, and AI at universities, and how should they be connected? We will deepen discussions by elicciting voices of ideals and realities, expectations and anxieties in the field of information education from both high schools and universities.
Special Subcommittee (1)
【High School-University Connection】
From High School to University The Current State of Pre-Enrollment Education and GP
Co-organizer: Association of University Admission Professionals
Assistant Professor, Admission Center, Educational Development Promotion Organization, Nagasaki University
Kyoto Institute of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Sciences, Professor Yowako Yamamoto
Due to the diversification of the selection content of university entrance examinations and the expansion of entrance examinations within the year, pre-enrollment education is provided to successful applicants. Pre-enrollment education is an educational opportunity that has a significant impact on the transition from secondary education to higher education. We will report on the current situation of pre-enrollment education from the survey conducted last year, and consider what kind of pre-enrollment education is required to transition from high school to university learning and achieve academic achievement.
Special Subcommittee (2)
【Co-creation between university and high school students】
What is the story created by co-creation between university and high school students?
~The Future Envisioned by High School and University Students~
Fukuchiyama Public University, Faculty of Regional Management, 4th year student Takako Kamiguchi
Ryukoku University Faculty of Letters, 4th year Mr. Yusuke Kiyonaga
Kyoto Prefectural University, Faculty of Public Policy, 4th year Mr. Yudai Miyauchi
Kyoto Prefectural Jonan Ryoso High School Dean of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Director of the Department and Planning Promotion Department Mr. Yoichi Sawai
Ryukoku University Satoyama Research Center Visiting Researcher Tetsuhide Shino
My Project Award for High School Students supports hands-on inquiry learning by high school students. It is a place where high school students from all over the country who have implemented exploratory learning and My Project present their activities and learn from each other through dialogue with participants. Why did the university student in charge of the secretariat of My Project Award decide to be involved in this operation? And what do high school teachers expect to support the participation of high school students in this project? Discussions will be held based on each report.

Information exchange meeting

17:30~18:30 An information exchange meeting will be held at the hall of Campus Plaza Kyoto, which will be the venue for this forum.
Snacks and beverages are provided, so please join us.


Step 1

Please register your email address from the application button.

Step 2

Please access the “Application Form” URL sent to your registered email address and follow the on-screen instructions. After completing the entry, please receive the “Application Completion Email”.

Step 3

Please pay the participation fee by Friday, November 17, 2023.
* If you need a receipt, please download it yourself from the URL in the email sent after payment.

Step 4

In late November, please receive the “Notice of Participation” sent to your registered email address to confirm how to participate and precautions on the day.

【Precautions (please be sure to check)】
Payment of Participation Fee
Payment date: Friday, November 17, 2023

● You can select the following (1)~(3) payment method.
(1) Credit card payment (2) Convenience store payment (3) Account transfer

* (1) and (2) are payments made using the mail link type system “Paysys”. Credit card information is not retained by the University Consortium Kyoto. It is sent to the credit card company through Metaps Payment Co., Ltd., a payment system operator.
* Information regarding (1) and (2) will be sent from the email address of the PACES .
* Please note that in the case of payment by bank transfer in (3), you will be required to bear the transfer fee.
● Except in the case of cancellation, refunds cannot be accepted for any reason. Please note.
● Except for proxy participation, participation other than the applicant will be charged the participation fee at a later date.

About invoices
● If you need an invoice, please download it by yourself from the URL in the “Application Completion Email”.
● If you choose (1) credit card payment or (2) convenience store payment, PACESIS will send you information on payment methods by e-mail within 3 days (excluding Sundays and Mondays).

About application (first-come, first-served basis)
Application period: October 11, 2023 (Wed) 10:00 ~ November 10, 2023 (Fri) 17:00

●Pre-registration is required. Please note that we do not accept participation on the day.
● Please note that it is not possible to change the participating subcommittee on the day of the event.
● After completing the application, we will send you an “Application Acceptance Completion Email”. If you do not receive the “Application Acceptance Completion Email”, please contact the following.
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You can apply from 10:00 on Wednesday, October 11.

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Kyoto High School Collaborative Research Council
(University Consortium Kyoto, Education Development Division, High School-University Collaboration Project)
TEL 075-353-9153 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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