Overview of the business

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 13th High School-University Collaborative Education Forum


Schedule Friday, December 4, 2015 9:30~17:15
Venue Campus Plaza Kyoto
Theme Exploring Active Learning ~Considering the Link between "Teaching" and "Learning"~
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)
Quorum Explanation of the purpose, special lecture, introduction of practical examples, discussion 200 (first-come, first-served basis)
Breakout Session 30 people each (first-come, first-served basis)
Acceptance of applications September 24, 2015 (Thu) 9:00~October 31, 2015 (Sat) 17:00
Attendance fee High schools and universities in Kyoto Prefecture ¥1,000
Those other than the above (including corporate participants in Kyoto Prefecture) 2,000 yen


The 13th High School-University Collaboration Forum LeafletPdf 


(Part 1) 9:30~14:45 Keynote Report, Special Lecture, Case Studies

General Moderator: Ms. Yowako Yamamoto (Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Institute of Education and Research Infrastructure / Coordinator, Kyoto High School Collaboration Promotion Office, University Consortium)

Opening Remarks
Satoshi Kitamura (Principal, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Nishi High School / Chairman, Kyoto High School Collaborative Research Council)
Hiroshi Hiromoto (Lecturer, Faculty of Industrial Sociology, Ritsumeikan University / Advisor, Kyoto High School Collaboration Promotion Office, University Consortium)
Special Lecture
Theme: Shifting from "teaching" to "learning": Practice and evaluation of active learning using the ICE model in high school-university connected education –
Speaker: Mr. Gary Tsuchimochi (Director, Center for Higher Education Development, Teikyo University)
Currently, various forms of active learning (hereinafter referred to as "AL") have been introduced in high schools and universities, but it is important to foster the ability of students to think independently, and for this purpose, it is necessary to shift from conventional "learning" to "learning", that is, teaching methods and learning views that focus on what students have learned rather than what teachers teach. In addition, the biggest challenge in AL is evaluation, and although evaluation by rubric is currently attracting attention in Japan, many people may have felt that the evaluation criteria were ambiguous. What is an evaluation that enhances the quality of student learning? I would like to think about the practice method of AL and the measurement of its effectiveness, focusing on the "ICE (Basic Knowledge, Connections and Applications) Model", which is a new learning and evaluation method that is attracting attention in Canada.
Studies (High School)
Theme: Issues in introducing active learning that no one teaches us ~Groping in the dark of Sagano and Horikawa~
Presenter: Kyoto Prefectural Sagano High School Junko Kamwaki (English) / Takayoshi Kobayashi (Geography and Civics) Kyoto Municipal Horikawa High School Isao Iizawa Teacher (Science) / Mai Hashimoto Lecturer (Japanese)
In promoting the introduction of active learning (hereinafter referred to as "AL") in schools, there are many issues such as teacher training, awareness sharing among teachers, and awareness of AL-type learning among students.
Until now, Sagano High School and Horikawa High School have been promoting the construction and practice of curriculum, system, and class content to express the desire of students to learn.
In this report, teachers who have been involved in the construction and practice of these at both schools, and young teachers who are trying to develop classes that encourage students to actively learn under the curriculum of both schools, will report and discuss the issues that need to be solved for the introduction of AL.
Studies (University)
Theme: The role of faculty members as "learning companions" of students and studentsPresenter: Yoichi Tsutsui (Professor, Faculty of
Humanities, Kyoto Seika University / Coordinator, Kyoto High School Collaboration Promotion Office, University Consortium)
Active learning (hereinafter referred to as "AL") is often perceived as having some schools and universities that can implement it and others that can do not, depending on the ability of the student or student (for example, whether or not it is a preparatory school). However, AL is not a problem on the part of the students and students, but rather how teachers will change the mindset of the conventional teaching style. As one of the attempts to transform students into "learning companions," we will consider the case of creating classes together with off-campus volunteers.
Speakers: Kyoto Prefectural Rakuto High School Masano Nishikawa, Teacher (Science) Kyoto Municipal Hiyoshigaoka High School Yuichiro Katayama, Teacher (Science) Kyoto Prefectural Sagano High School Takayoshi Kobayashi, Teacher (Geography, Civics) Kyoto Municipal Horikawa High School Mai Hashimoto, Lecturer (Japanese)

Commentators: Mr. Gary Tsuchimochi, Mr. Yoichi Tsutsui
Coordinator: Hiroshi Uchimura (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Institute of Education and Research / Director, Kyoto High School Collaboration Office, University Consortium)

Together with other high schools engaged in active learning, we will share the status of practice in high schools and future issues, and deepen discussions on the direction we should aim for.

(Part 2)15:15~17:15 Breakout Session

1 [Expression Techniques]
Theme: Evaluation Method of Active Learning: A Proposal of a Self-Evaluation System by Learners Presenter 1: Seiichi Oki (Former Teacher, Kobe International University High School) Presenter
2 and Coordinator: Yoichi Tsutsui (Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University / Coordinator, Kyoto High School Collaboration Promotion Office, University Consortium)
 Active learning, a class practice that encourages students' independence, is required at universities, and it is being used as a keyword for high school-university collaboration. On the other hand, students cannot necessarily achieve "deep learning" simply by being active.
It emphasizes the need for students to incorporate "evaluation for learning" or "evaluation as learning" as an evaluation method in active learning. The PISA 2015 Problem Solving Framework seeks to assess an individual's problem-solving skills in collaborative settings. In this workshop, after a brief explanation, participants will actually experience evaluation using PISA2015 and think about the relevance of PISA2015 to their own classes. As an opportunity for students to reflect on how deeply and strategically they are engaged in activities within group work (formative evaluation), we aim to practice and exchange opinions with participants how to use the PISA 2015 problem-solving framework.
2 [Mathematics]
Theme: Promotion of Active Learning —Kyoto Mathematics Grand Prix—
Presenter 1 and Coordinator: Hiroshi Mizuguchi (Supervisor, High School Education Division, Leadership Department, Kyoto Prefectural Government of Education)Presenter 2: Naoko Kishimoto (Teacher, Kyoto Prefectural Nanyo High School)Presenter 3: Masayuki Asaoka (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
 The Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education has developed the Kyoto Mathematics Contest, which began in the 19th academic year, with the aim of developing human resources in the field of science and mathematics and making more students feel the fun and fun of mathematics, and since the 21st academic year, it has been holding the "Kyoto Mathematics Grand Prix" in collaboration with Kyoto University. This time, we will report on the efforts of the "Kyoto Mathematical Olympiad Dojo", which is the second stage.
The Japan Mathematics Olympiad Qualifying Round is held every January, and this initiative is positioned as a study group for that purpose. Junior high and high school students who are interested in the Mathematics Olympiad gather at Kyoto University to exchange and discuss solutions based on past questions. The subjects to be dealt with here are selected with the cooperation of the staff (university teachers, high school teachers, and graduate students) with a view to the qualities and abilities they want to acquire. In addition, in order to enrich the independent and collaborative learning of the participating students, the staff is working on it while sharing ideas.
In this subcommittee, we would like to not only introduce this initiative, but also exchange opinions with participants to promote independent and collaborative learning.
Session 3
Theme: English communication and thinking skills
cultivated through debate activities Presenter 1: Mika Iwasaki (Teacher, Kyoto Municipal Murasakino High School) Presenter 2: Tomoyuki Nakagawa (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University) Coordinator: Yoko Tayama (Supervisor, School Guidance Division, Leadership Department, Kyoto City Board of Education)
 At Kyoto Municipal Murasakino High School, one of the educational goals is to "nurture future international citizens," and we have been focusing on developing practical English proficiency and practicing English debate in class. This time, we will report on how useful debate activities are for communication and logical thinking in English, while introducing the students' activities.
Even at universities, especially in the field of science, it is common to hold presentations and discussions in English in a global setting. This time, a team led by Assistant Professor Nakagawa of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, will report on the rules of improvisational English debate, its usefulness, and efforts to popularize debate, including improvisational English debate instruction conducted at Kyoto Municipal Murasakino High School.
We would like to discuss how to teach and evaluate English debate activities as active learning and how to use them in classes, while incorporating debate workshops.
4 [Science]
Theme: Practical training for high school students using synchrotron radiation to nurture future scientists ~Presentation activities that emphasize students' autonomy in high school-university collaboration~ Presenter 1: Hisashi Kuriki (Teacher, Ritsumeikan High School)

Presenter 2: Toshiaki Ota (Professor, Director of SR Center, Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University) Coordinator: Hiroshi Tanaka (Director, Ritsumeikan Integrated Education Department)

 Ritsumeikan University, its affiliated schools, and partner schools utilize the strengths of the same school to carry out many meaningful high school-university collaboration projects. One of the most emblematic initiatives is the annual high school student training at the SR Center, a research facility using synchrotron radiation on the Biwako-Kusatsu campus. In this two-day practical activity, students boldly tackle themes that transcend the high school level through the logic of explaining SR (introduction), SR practical training (experience), sharing knowledge (discussion), and presentation (expression) using PowerPoint. In addition, the students' awareness of science will increase, and it will play a role in greatly increasing their interest, interest, and motivation for future scientific research. At the same time, high school attitudes toward learning are changing. With cutting-edge research facilities as the center, with the cooperation of universities, we would like to add initiatives (active learning) that take advantage of the autonomy of high school students, and convey how high school students grow.

Implementation Report

The 13th High School-University Collaborative Education Forum Report Collection 【Click here for details】

 This time, when the theme of the event was "Active Learning (AL"), which has been decided to be introduced in the next Course of Study and is of particular interest among high school teachers, three-quarters of the participants were from high schools, and the total number of participants was about 300, which was much higher than in previous years.
In the first part, "Special Lecture," Prof. Tsuchimochi of the Center for Higher Education Development, Teikyo University, suggested that it is effective to acquire sufficient basic knowledge in advance and then incorporate AL in points for a short period of time, rather than introducing AL formally, and that subsequent reflection (reflection) is particularly important. In addition, regarding the evaluation of AL, which many of you have cited as an issue, quantitative evaluation is difficult and qualitative evaluation is necessary, and I learned that learning portfolios are effective as a method. In addition, the ICE model and the conjugation of ICE verbs introduced will be very helpful in the future of high school education.


 In the "Practical Case Studies (High School)," we asked Sagano Prefectural High School and Horikawa Municipal High School, which are advanced AL schools in Kyoto, to make joint presentations. On the day of the event, rather than simply presenting their results, they alternately presented on the same theme, interweaving questions to each other in between, and introduced their presentation methods, focusing on their trial and error so far, what they discovered in the process, and the obstacles they overcame.


 In the "Practical Case Studies (Universities)," Professor Tsutsui of Kyoto Seika University introduced the importance of changing the way we have been thinking about learning, and the significance and effects of classes created not only with faculty members but also with students and working adults.
In the afternoon, in order to further delve into AL at high schools, speakers from Rakuto Prefectural High School and Hiyoshigaoka Municipal High School took the stage for discussion. When we were asked to introduce specific examples of high school sites in various academic age groups, many participants listened while nodding.


 In the second part, as in previous years, the participants were divided into subcommittees on "Expression Techniques," "Mathematics," "English," and "Science," and shared practical examples of AL and actively exchanged opinions by subject and theme.
Next year, we plan to hold the event next year as well, keeping a close eye on educational trends in the country and setting a theme that is in line with the trends of the times, so we look forward to your participation.


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