APEC-Tsukuba and UNESCO(MGIEP) International Conference XI:

Innovation of Mathematics Education through Lesson Study
Textbook Development for SDGs, STEM, and Energy by Cross-border Education

Date: February 9-12, 2017
Venue: Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba, Japan

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Rationale under the APEC projects:

 APEC Lesson Study Projects (since 2006) proposed by Thailand and Japan have established APEC Lesson Study Network and held the meetings for project-planning in Tokyo every February and for reporting in Thailand every September, annually. The Project approved as APEC HRD 03-2015a on the topic of Energy Efficiency will be extended until the year 2017. Educational Ministerial Meeting (2016) on APEC HRD emphasized the importance of SDGs by UNESCO in terms of implementing in particular SDG 4 on education. In this context, in the year 2017, the conference will be focused on followings:
1) Planning the development of the textbooks for Energy Efficiency by cross-border lesson study
2) For the development of the textbooks, participants will learn about SDGs, STEM education, reform issues in education and lesson study addition to the year 2016 project meetings
 In relation to these topics, the project meetings will provide the necessary opportunities to learn from the UNESCO-MGIEP and SEAMEO for APEC economies’ welfare. On this demands, the Tokyo meeting on February, 2017, is co-hosted by UNESCO(MGIEP) and set the back to back meeting with SEAMEO Secretariat.

Tentative Schedule on February 9-12, 2017, in Tokyo:

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Tokyo Campus University of Tsukuba
If it is your first time participating, please follow the others who have attend every year.
In Japanese custom, we do not put the title for the name.

February 8:     Arrival day

February 9:     Open Session

    Attend the largest lesson study meeting in the world at the Affiliate Elementary School
7:55am, meet at Tokyo Campus: The person who delays cannot be supported.
Move to the Elementary School, soon: The 160 people must come in by one group.
At Noon, move to the Tokyo Campus for Lunch

Lunch, Opening and Keynotes at the Tokyo Campus, 1st floor
Lunch (12:30~13:10) at Room 119&120(Speakers, Experts&Thai), 121(Guests)
Photo Session 1: VIP/Guests with Presidents
Photo Session 2: APEC Experts, Speakers
Opening Session 13:30~15:00 at Room 134
 Kyosuke Nagata(1,2), President, University of Tsukuba, Japan
 Koichi Morimoto(1,2), Director General, Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kulthida Tuamsuk, Dean, Humanities and Social Science on behalf of Kittichai Triratanasirichai, President, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
 Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela, Deputy Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
(Short Break)
Opening Keynote: What is SDGs?  (Tentative)
 Yoko Mochizuki, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO-MGIEP
Understanding SDGs and SDG Target 4.7            50 mins
Keynote Session 15:20~17:30 at Room 134
Kyenote 1: Explanation of APEC Project
 Masami Isoda & Maitree Inprasitha                10 mins
Kyenote 2: Explanation of the MGIEP project
 Musafir Shankar                        10 mins
Keynote 3: Embedding Sustainable Development Education in Mathematics Education Texts
 David Wagner, University of New Brunswick, Canada.        50 mins
Keynote 4: New Education Strategy for Thailand and ASEAN (Tentative)
 Kanok Wongtrangan, Former Advisor of Prime Minister, Thailand.     50 mins
Move to Meikei Hall, Conference Reception at Meikei Hall, 2nd F (18:00~20:00)

February 10:     Crossed Session

Cross-border Lesson Study at the Affiliate Secondary School between Thailand and Japan by Pimlak Moonpo, Orlando Rafael Gonzalez, Roberto Araya, Masami Isoda, and Commentaries: Maitree Inprasihta(Chair), Patsy Wang Iverson, Ivan R.Vysotskiv, Carl Winsløw
9:00am, meet at the Junior High School.
 ・[PDF] Homework before class, Lesson plan
 ・[Photo] 1 , 2

Lunch (12:00~13:00) at Room 122
Lesson Study and Task Development for SDGs and STEM
Keynote 3: Researching lesson study with the anthropological theory of the didactic
 Carl Winsløw, University of Copenhagen, Denmark        50 min
Keynote 4: about STEM Education in Korea (tentative)     50 min
 Hee-chan Lew, Korean National University of Education, Korea
Panel Discussion 1: Task Development on SDGs and STEM  2 hours
  Musafir Shankar (Chair), Colleen M. Eddy[PDF], Hee-chan Lew, David Wagner[PDF],
and Wahyudi[PDF]
  (Show an example and explain why it is the task for STEM and SDGs)

February 11:     Closed Session from the afternoon

No Program (Back to Back: SEAMEO Symposium, see page 4)

12:30~13:30 Lunch at Room 122
13:30~17:30 at Room 120, Task Development for Energy
Workshop: How to develop the task using data        50 min
 Orlando Rafael Gonzalez, Assumption University (Thailand)
 Masami Isoda, PhD, Director, CRICED, University of Tsukuba
Panel Discussion 2: Task Development on Energy       1.5hours
  Fadjar Shadiq (Chair), Solidad Ulep [PDF], Ivan R.Vysotskiv [PDF], Nur Jahan Ahmad[PDF1] [PDF2]
Panel Discussion 3: Task Development on Energy       1.5hours
  Aida Istino Yap (Chair), Pedro David Collanqui Diaz[PDF1] [PDF2] [PDF3] [PDF4] [PDF5], NGUYEN Chi Thanh[PDF1] [PDF2] [PDF3], Triyanta[PDF]

February 12:     Closed Session

9:00~12:00 at Room 121
Planning the cross-border lesson study (discussions) and closing
Lunch at Nihonkai Syoya, Myogadani Station.

Further Information will be appeared at the following:

Regarding the logistics: apec-tsukuba2017@criced.tsukuba.ac.jp
Ms. Akina Ueno or Ms. Leyla Radjai will reply to you.

Regarding the program: Masami Isoda, PhD, Director, CRICED, University of Tsukuba

Further Information will be appeared at the following:

Registration online (Invited Person can participate):

Regarding the logistics: apec-tsukuba2017@criced.tsukuba.ac.jp
Ms. Akina Ueno or Ms. Leyla Radjai will reply to you.
Regarding the program: Masami Isoda, PhD, Director, CRICED, University of Tsukuba

Back to Back Meeting:

SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Symposium V

SEAMEO Priorities and Collaborations
February 11 Morning, 2017 at Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Hosted by:

  • University of Tsukuba

Co-hosted by:

  • Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan



  On the establishment of ASEAN community, SEAMEO proposed seven priority areas for ASEAN educational reform until the year 2035, and began several projects for the first 5 years of reform. Some of the participating institutions on APEC Lesson Study Projects adopted the experience of APEC project and contributed to the SEAMEO Projects. This symposium will be held as the back to back meeting on APEC-Tsukuba and UNESCO(MGIEP) International Conference. The participants will learn the educational reforms of ASEAN for contributing to the other international organizations such as UNESCO and APEC.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30~12:30 on February 11, 2017 at Room 120
 Caroline F. Benton(1,2), Vice President of the University of Tsukuba, Japan
 Takeo Yoshida, Dean of the School of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Keynote: SEAMEO Visions for ASEAN Communities: Seven Priority Areas in Education
 Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela(1,2), Deputy Director, SEAMEO Secretariat    50 min                            
Presentation: Expected Works of SEAMEO Centers for SEAMEO Priority Areas
15 min presentation each
 Mai Hong Quan, SEAMEO CELLL
 Kaml Lamichhane, CRICED,University of Tsukuba
 (with collaboration of SEAMEO SEN)
 Commentaries by Kanok Wongtrangan
 Triyanta, Director, SEAMEO Qitep in Science
 Wahyudi, Director, SEAMEO Qitep in Mathematics
 Fadjar Shadiq, SEAMEO Qitep in Mathematics
 Commentaries by Solidad Ulep
  Nur Jahan Ahmad, Deputy Director,Pedro Lucis Montecillo Jr, SEAMEO RECSAM
 Commentaries by Maitree Inprasitha
Additional Words for Next Steps:
 Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela, Deputy Director, SEAMEO Secretariat
 Masami Isoda, Director, CRICED, University of Tsukuba


Project Website: http://www.criced.tsukuba.ac.jp/math/apec/

Contact Persons about the conference

Conference Host: University of Tsukuba
General Chair: Dr. Masami Isoda (APEC Project Overseer) email: isoda@criced.tsukuba.ac.jp
APEC Project Co-Overseer: Dr. Maitree Inprasitha (Khon Kaen Univ. Thailand)
Supporting Staff: Akina Ueno

Leyla Radjai

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