CRICED University of Tsukuba

筑波大学教育開発国際協力研究センター Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development


Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), in collaboration with SEAMEO, held a launching orientation for the online course on teacher education to 65 countries

On June 18, 2024, Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED), in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), held an orientation session for the online teacher e-training series (7,664 registration from 65 countries). At the opening session, SEAMEO Director Datuk Dr. Habibah Abdul Rahim introduced the contributions made by CRICED, which is the only Affiliate Member in Japan, and the importance of the area that four new courses cover. Mr. Toshiaki Mizuno, director of Office for International Cooperation Planning, International Affairs Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) introduced CRICED as the central hub of international cooperation in education and development with collaboration with SEAMEO and regions. Finally, Dr. Jun Ikeda, Vice President for Global Affairs, University of Tsukuba, explained the collaboration between this online course and JV-Campus, and showed gratitude for SEAMEO and MEXT for their cooperation.
In the following course outline session, Dr. Carol Inugai-Dixon, University of Tsukuba, gave an overview on " Educational Practices to Promote Inquiry-Based Learning for the 21st Century Inspired by the International Baccalaureate Program," Dr. Kim Hyunjin, University of Tsukuba, on " Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School," and Dr. Masami Isoda, on "Computational Thinking: How to develop it at Primary School” and ”Mathematical Thinking VII: How to develop it at Lower Secondary Level through Problem Solving Approach.” Ms. Nao Ishihara, CRICED Secretary-officer, explained the technical platform of the online courses and its delivery method. In addition, Dr. Ryosuke Ohniwa explained the JV-Campus platform. In the closing ceremony, after the latest announcements of the Malaysian branch campus, which is to be opened in this coming September, John Arnold Sasi Siena, Deputy Director for Programme and Development of SEAMEO, thanked the participants and closed the meeting.
Each course aims to make a practical contribution to the international standardization of teacher education, and is being developed in collaboration with researchers from various institution (17 institutions from 10 countries), with researchers of University of Tsukuba playing a central role. Each course will be progressively delivered over a four-month period from July 3 through the CRICED online platform. Participants include teachers, teacher educators, and researchers.

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