Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo, and the U.S. Embassy in Japan co-organized workshops with Dr. José Antonio Bowen at the venue on the Hongo Campus on November 22nd and 23rd.
“Motivating, Supporting & Nudging Change in Faculty” intended for those who are involved/interested in faculty development was held on November 22nd, while “Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Workshop on Designing Better Classes” intended for those who are interested in class reform was held on the following day.
Instructors who are interested in FD joined the workshop on November 22nd. There were seven participants in total, so they explained the present state of their individual universities and had a lively discussion with Dr. Bowen on how to involve other instructors.
Participants of the second workshop learned about techniques to change classes through group activities at Fukutake Learning Studio on November 23rd. The way how Dr. Bowen facilitated the workshop also provided the participants with learning material. The group activities proceeded with the use of ICT tools, such as sharing the information with hashtags on Twitter, which was a great opportunity for the participants.
Center for Research and Development of Higher Education is eager to offer these kinds of workshops more and more in the future. And we would like to once again express our sincere gratitude to those who participated in our workshops.