APEC-Tsukuba International Conference XIV

Steering meeting of the Informatics and Data Science Education Reform for Digital, Inclusive and Sustainable Society (InMside II)

Date;  2020.2.11(Tue)-2.12(Wed), 2.13(Thu)-Lesson Study
Venue;  University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus, Tokyo Japan
Language;  English

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  • About:

    The Informatics and Data Science Education Reform for Digital, Inclusive and Sustainable Society (InMside II), HRD 05 2019
    InMside II is the curriculum reform project for AI and Big Data era.
    It is proposed by Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.
    It is cosponsored by Australia, Chile, China, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Russia, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, Singapore and USA (14 economies).

Sponsored by:

University of Tsukuba

Co-sponsored by:

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Office of Higher Education Commission, Thailand
Khon Kaen University, Thailand


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Annex 1

APEC-Tsukuba International Conference XIV
Research Meeting of the Informatics and Data Science Education Reform for Digital,
Inclusive and Sustainable Society (InMside II) Project (APEC HRD 05 2019)

Feb. 11-12, 2020, at Tokyo Campus of the University of Tsukuba, Japan
(3 Chome-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyō, Tokyo: 3 min walk from Myogadani Station)


Building on the InMside-project (HRD 01 2018) for upper secondary schools, InMside II-project (HRD 05 2019) trains middle school curriculum developers to include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data into the APEC economies’ curricula for building Inclusive, Sustainable and Digital society under Integration 4.0 against 4th Industrial Revolution. The Informatics and Data Science Education Reform is driven by computational and statistical thinking.
The objective is to build the capacity of curriculum developers to produce recommendations for their curricula reform, teacher training, with enlargement of the network to support the APEC Education Strategy for 2030.
InMside II provides Research Meeting at Tokyo, Japan in February, 2020, InMside II Seminar for training curriculum developers in Malaysia in August, 2020 and Synthesis Meeting in Thailand in November, 2020.
The outcomes are the recommendations of curriculum on computational and statistical thinking with teacher training models, and the enlarged network of curriculum developers.
Seminar in Malaysia will be supported by APEC grant, Malaysian grants or self-funds. Research Meeting and Synthesis Meeting will be supported by Japan, Thailand and self-funds. Specialists for Seminar and Synthesis Meeting will be recommended by every economy.

Objective of Research Meeting in February 11-12

Research the theoretical frameworks for curriculum developers on the issues and teacher training modules for preparing the InMside II Seminar in Malaysia

Role of Specialists

Present the theoretical framework and newest research issues for curriculum reform which must include:
  Computational and statistical thinking for middle (junior high) school level
  Current teacher training programs for programing or computational thinking
  Gender issues
STEM and STEAM Education on the cross curriculum is possible to be considered under these three issues.

Role of Participants

Poster presentations for teacher training programs on various reform issues such as gender issues and researches for Industry 4.0.

Further Contacts for Tokyo Research Meeting

ISODA Masami, Director of CRICED, University of Tsukuba
Project Overseer of InMside II, isoda@criced.tsukuba.ac.jp
With collaboration of Sofian TajulArus, MOE, Malaysia and Maitree Inprasitha, Khon Kaen University (co-project overseers of InMisde II project) and Roverto Araya, University of Chile (InMside I project)
TAKENAKA Emi, Officer, Officer of Global Initiatives, University of Tsukuba, criced@un.tsukuba.ac.jp
Further Communication Amongst Governments:
Taijiro Tsuruoka, MEST, Japan (co-project overseers of InMisde II project), t-tsuru@mext.go.jp

Annex 2

Invitation and Further Information

Tokyo meeting will be supported by Japan (University of Tsukuba) or self-funds. Specialists are selected by the Project Overseers. It will be communicated on the invitation letter after your contact to Project overseer. If you use self-grants for your accommodations, the following hotels are recommended and please book by yourself because the rate on the web is much cheaper than the University arrangement:

Participants who book accommodations through on-line booking such as AGODA and others, the area of Ikebukuro, Korakuen, and Ochanomizu are recommended. Some hotels provide a good price for first two days, only. In such a case, change the hotels will be a good strategy.