On the Era of Generative AI, the project proposed by Thailand and Japan promotes the Education to develop computational thinking (CT). Here, CT is the ways of thinking for problem solving with using Generative AI which works on Natural language. Since 2006, Japan and Thailand have been engaged in APEC Lesson Study project in relation to APEC HRDWG Education network issues and established APEC Lesson Study Network. It also co-proposed with Chile (2019) and Malaysia (2020). It produced the Curriculum Reform Recommendations for CT in APEC (2021) through overcoming COVID-19.
This workshop planned on these bases.

First Workshop is hosted by University of Tsukuba, Japan. Objective is to promote the educational actions in APEC region to unplug CT at Primary School Level. It will answer the following questions for teaching practice at Primary Level:

“How can we develop computational thinking without using computers?”
“What basic informatics content is suitable for primary school level?”
“How can we fit these lessons into our curriculum schedules?”

In relation to this project with collaboration of Lesson Study Network members, Japan, Chile and Thailand members prepared the booklet ‘Unplugged Computational Thinking’ with collaboration of Indonesia and Malaysia members. This first workshop uses it to demonstrate the way to develop computational thinking without computer and with computer at Primary School Level and promotes Lesson Study on the issue in APEC: It provides a strategy to overcoming Digital Divide.
It is preparation of the second workshop which will be hosted by Khon Kaen University, Thailand, as for the implementation of Lesson Study.


*Japan Time(GMT+9)

April 18th
time Agenda
10:30-11:00 Log in
10:50 Photo session (please join!!!!)
11:00-11:20 Opening Ceremony
Jun Ikeda, Vice President of University of Tsukuba:
Yasutaka Komatsuzaki, Deputy Director Minister’s Secretariat International Affairs Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT):
Yuchi Zhao, APEC HRDWG Education Network Coordinator:
Maitree Inprasitha and Masami Isoda, About the APEC Lesson Study Project
MC: Nao Ishihara, Bureau of Global Initiatives, University of Tsukuba, Japan
11:20-11:25 Break
11:25-12:55 Keynote session for Unplugging Computational Thinking:
On Computational Thinking by Roberto Araya, Chile
On Mathematical Thinking by Masami Isoda, Japan
On STEM Thinking by Kritsachai Somsaman, Thailand
Moderator: Narumon Changsri, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
12:55-13:00 Break
13:00-14:00 Lesson Study Preparation Session:
Chapter 1:
Narumon Changsri, Assistant Professor, Director of Center for Research in Mathematics Education, Khon Kaen University
Chapter 2:
Sri Wulandari Danoebroto, Deputy Director for Program, SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics, (SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics), Indonesia
Chapter 3:
Wan Noor Adzmin Binti Mohd Sari, Specialist, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM), Malaysia
Chapter 4:
Wahyudi, Director, SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Center (SEAMEO SEAMOLEC), Indonesia
Warabhorn Preechaporn, Mathematics Education Specialist SEAMEO RECSAM
Chapter 5:
Uk Inprasitha, Specialist in Teaching Profession and Educational Staff Development, Institute for Researcher and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP), Khon Kaen University, Thailand;
Nisakorn Boonsena, Mathematics Education Program, Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Moderator: Orawan Sriboonruang, Knowledge Management Manager, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for STEM Education (SEAMEO STEM-ED)
14:00-14:05 Break
14:05-14:45 Commentaries: Reviews of the Booklet from the Network Members
Nguyen Chi Thanh (Vietnam)
Marcela Santillan (Mexico)
Raimundo Olfos / Soledad Estrella (Chile)
Ivan Vysotsky (Russia)
Klinge Orlando Villalba-Condori, Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria de Arequipa (Peru)
Guillermo Bautista (Philippines)
Colleen M. Eddy (The United States)
Moderator: Masami Isoda, Project Overseer, Director of CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan
14:35-15:05 Q&A, Discussion, and Wrap up for the Second Workshop in Thailand

Moderator: Masami Isoda, Project Overseer, Director of CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan

・The presenters which noted by the name of economy are in communication within the APEC Lesson Study Network members.
・Q&A and Wrap-up session is opened for all participants from member economies recommended by the government official in each economy.
・The workshop is recorded. After the workshop, it is re-edited and re-produced as a part of lesson study online course through YouTube which distributed by free.


The way of Participation:

Participants participate in online through the recommendations of each economy. This announcement will be announced through Focal points-members on HRDWG, Education Network in each economy from APEC Secretariat. Members in each economy recommend the participants to the host of workshop:

Host: CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Project Overseer: Masami Isoda, Prof/PhD/Director
Contact: Ms. Nao Ishihara;

Deadline for participation:

If we received the recommendation until 16 April 2024 on the timeline of economy, the host will send the meeting URL.

The condition of participants:

Participants needs to accept the recording of the workshop and re-use of recorded video by free if they would like to participate the workshop.

Major Reference:

Developing Computational Thinking on AI and Big Data Era for Digital Society - Recommendations from APEC

InMside I Project

APEC Lesson Study Project Site by CRICED, University of Tsukuba, Japan

APEC Lesson Study Project Site: IRDTP for ASEAN by Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Opening Ceremony

Keynote for Unplugged Computational Thinking

Speakers for Lesson Study Preparation

Commentaries: Reviews of the Booklet from the Network Members

Moderator / MC