APEC - Tsukuba International Conference 2007

"Innovative Teaching Mathematics
through Lesson Study (II)"
- Focusing on Mathematical Thinking -



The "APEC - TSUKUBA International Conference" has been held in Tokyo & Sapporo in December 2006.
Abstract of the conference is as follows.
Date: December 2 - December 7, 2006
Place: Tokyo & Sapporo, JAPAN
Host organization: University of Tsukuba
Co-sponsors: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)
Hokkaido University of Education
Supporters' organization: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan Society of Mathematical Education (JSME)
Japan Society for Science Education (JSSE)
Sapporo city Board of Education

>> First Announcement (PDF: 44 KB)
>> Call for Specialist (PDF: 24 KB)
>> Poster (PDF: 409 KB)

Open Symposium

December 3, 2006 9:10-17:00 "Sharing ideas of mathematical thinking in the world"
Venue:JICA Institute for International Cooperation
(10-5, Honmura-cho Ichigaya Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8433)

Open: 8:40
Greeting Address:
Keynote Address:
Kaye Stacey (University of Melbourne, Australia)
(ppt pdf), (Paper pdf)
David Tall (University of Warwick, UK)
(ppt pdf), (Paper pdf)
Fou Lai Lin (National Taiwan Normal University, Chinese Taipei)
(ppt pdf), (Paper pdf)
Yeap Ban Har (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
(ppt pdf), (Paper pdf)
Lim Chap Sam (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
(ppt pdf), (Paper pdf)
Soledad Ulep (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
(ppt pdf), (Paper pdf)
Panel Discussion:

December 4, 2006 16:00-19:20 "Sharing ideas of mathematical thinking in Japan"
Venue:JICA Sapporo International Center
(4-25, Hondori 16 Chome, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 003-0026)
Greeting Address:
Keynote Address:
Shigeo Katagiri (Ex professor of the Yokohama National University, Japan)
(ppt pdf), (Paper pdf)
Open discussion:

Lesson Study for Mathematics(Simultaneous translation)

December 2, 2006 13:00-17:30 "Sharing examples to develop mathematical thinking" Venue:Attached Elementary School of the University of Tsukuba

Study Lesson 1: Figure (Grade 2) by Takao Seiyama
Discussion 1:
Maitree Inprasitha (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
Masami Isoda (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Yoshikazu Yamamoto (Attached Elementary School of the University of Tsukuba)
Study Lesson 2: Area (Grade 5) by Yasuhiro Hosomizu
Discussion 2:
Akihiko Takahashi (DePaul University, USA)
Hiroshi Tanaka (Attached Elementary School of the University of Tsukuba)
Takao Seiyama (Attached Elementary School of the University of Tsukuba)
Shizumi Shimizu (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Specialists Session

December 5 - December 7, 2006   Main Venue:JICA Sapporo International Center

December 5 pm: Lesson Study in Hokuto Elementary School
Study Lesson (Grade 6) by Atsutomo Morii
December 6 pm: Lesson Study in Maruyama Elementary School
Study Lesson (Grade 3) by Hideyuki Muramoto

Organizing Committee

Masami ISODA (Chair, University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Shizumi SHIMIZU (Tokyo session organizer, University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Kazuyoshi OKUBO (Sapporo session organizer, Hokkaido University of Education, Japan)
Takuya BABA (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Noboru SAITO (Naruto University of Education, Japan)
Katsunori HATTORI (Naruto University of Education, Japan)
Minoru YOSHIDA (Shinshu University, Japan)
Hiroyuki NINOMIYA (Saitama University, Japan)


  1. Online Registration

  2. Conference fee

  3. Qualifications for participation

  4. Contact
    Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED)
    University of Tsukuba

    1-1-1 Tennodai Tsukuba-shi Ibaraki-ken 305-8572 JAPAN
    Tel : 029-853-6573   Fax: 029-853-7288

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