APEC - Tsukuba International Conference VI:

Innovation of Mathematics Education through Lesson Study
- Challenging from Mathematics Education to Emergency Preparedness Education <Focusing on Earthquake and Tsunami>-

Date: February 14 - 18, 2012
Venue: Tokyo & Tsukuba, Japan

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FINAL Announcement for APEC-Tsukuba International Conference VI

Since 2006, 19 APEC member economies have been participating in the APEC-HRDWG Mathematics Lesson Study project proposed by Japan and Thailand. It has great influence on the establishment of Lesson Study Movements in other subjects such as Science and English as a second language.

The targets of the conference are following:

a) Saving the school children from disasters
For the school management, the project summarizes the successful and un-successful cases to save our children during disasters with the use of visual materials and share the essential strategies of evacuations in the disasters.
b) Sharing scientific materials which should be taught in schools
To prepare teaching programs, the project develops the teaching materials using data which is necessary to scientifically understand the mechanism and influence of disasters.

Organized by: University of Tsukuba
Co-organaized by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan(MEXT) 
Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Supported by: Japan International Cooperation Agengy (JICA)
Japan Society of Mathematical Education 
Japan Society for Science Education
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention

News and Reports

Samples for APEC Emargency Evacuation(Now Under Construction)

Mainichi Newspaper on 16th, February, 2012


Feb. 13, 2012 Arrival day (Recommended to use Narita or Haneda International Air Port)

Feb.14&15, 2012 Tsukuba International Congress Center

Feb.14th Learning for the Project Target a)

9:00 Registration
9:30 Opening Remark and Photo Session for CRICED 10th Anniversary Symposium
11:40 - 13:00 Lunch talk by 3 specialists
13:00 Role of Education in Natural Disasters (Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano Eruption, Typhoon and Flood)

  • Seiji Utsumi (Osaka University)
  • Katsumi Shirahata (Kesennuma City Board of Education)
  • Hiromichi Ojima (University of Tsukuba)
  • Ramon C. Bacani (SEAMEO INNOTECH)
  • Ismunandar (SEAMEO QITEP in Science)
  • Ma. Sandra B. Tempongko (SEAMEO TROPMED)
  • Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin (SEAMEO RIHED)
17:15 Business Dinner Session at the room 201A (Tentative): Specialists only
17:30 Reception at ESPOIR:for General (celebrations)

Feb.15th Keynote Session for the Project Target a) and b)

9:00 Registration
9:15 Opening Ceremony for APEC - Tsukuba International Conference VI
Opening Remarks from
9:30 The Target of APEC Project (APEC HRD 04 11A)
Explanation of the year plan and product with the sample of Yomiuri News Paper
  • Masami Isoda & Maitree Inprasitha: Project Overseers
9:50 Photo Session
10:10 Keynote Lecture 1 for Mathematics Education
11:00 Keynote Lecture 2 for Developing Contents in Mathematics Education


Business lunch Session: Specialists only
Explanation of Lesson Plan on 16th morning: Masami Isoda (lesson presenter)
Planning the Specialists Session: Masami & Maitree (PO)

Short Keynote: Jiansheng Bao (East China Normal University)


13:20 Keynote Lecture 3 for Developing Contents in Mathematics Education

14:10 Keynote Lecture 4 for Developing Contents in Mathematics Education

15:00 Break
15:20 Keynote Lecture 5 for Developing Contents in Mathematics Education

16:10 Keynote Lecture 6 for Developing Contents in Mathematics Education

(17:30) Moving from Tsukuba to Tokyo

Feb.16-17, 2012 Bunkyo Campus and Attached School

Feb.16th :Lesson Study at the Attached Junior High School and Specialists Session

9:00 Arrival at the JH School (After 9:00, YOU CANNOT COME INTO THE SCHOOL)
9:30 Open Class (Masami Isoda for Grade 9) & Discussion for General
11:20 Lecture for Specialists: Masami Isoda (University of Tsukuba)
Teaching children how to develop mathematical problem from situation
Visiting other JH school classes for General
12:00 Move to Bunkyo Campus and Lunch for specialists.

Parallel Session for Specialists: Presentations, Discussions and Commentaries

16:50 Reporting Sessions and Homework (Developing classroom tasks on Earthquake and Tsunami)

Feb.17th : Lesson Study at the Attached Elementary School and Bunkyo Campus

8:20 Arrival at the Elementary School (After 8:20, YOU CANNOT COME INTO THE SCHOOL)
9:20 Open Classes (Yasuhiro Hosomizu for grade 6 and Hiroshi Tanaka grade 3) for General
11:40 Observing the school by yourself. (YOU MUST GO OUT until 12:10)
13:20 Lecture for Specialists at Bunkyo Campus:
Kazuhiro Aoyama (Aichi University of Education)
Developing Statistical Teaching Material through Statistical Literacy
14:20 Specialists Session: Reporting the homework for sharing the tasks for the classrooms.
16:50 Homework (Developing the tentative lesson plan)

Feb. 18, 2012 Gakko Tosho

Feb.18th : Developing the textbooks


Planning the lesson study and learning how to develop e-textbooks

Lesson Plans;
Cheng Chun Chor Litwin (Hong Kong,China)
Mandihah Khalid(Brunei)
Max Stephens(Australia)
11:50 Closing Ceremony (Lunch at the dining room 12:00~)
(13:00) (Additional Session such as bilateral if necessary)

Feb. 19, 2012 Departure day


Project Website: http://www.criced.tsukuba.ac.jp/math/apec/
Newest Announcement: http://www.criced.tsukuba.ac.jp/math/apec/apec2012/index_en.php

Contact Persons about the conference

Conference Host: University of Tsukuba
General Chair: Prof. Masami Isoda (APEC Project Overseer)
APEC Project Co-Overseer: Dr. Maitree Inprasitha (Khon Kaen Univ. Thailand)
Supporting Staff: Shin'ichiro Fujii
Fumiyo Takai
Miki Kubota

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