Starting on April 14th (Thu), the 19th UTokyo FFP completed the first half of the program (DAY 1–DAY 4) on May 27th (Fri). The program will enter the latter half (DAY 5–DAY 8) from the next sessions on June 9th and 10th.
The first half of the program covered the following learning objectives:
DAY 1 Introduction
• To experience and get accustomed to the procedure of conducting/taking an online course.
• To remember five or more names of participants.
• To be able to explain the present situation of higher education.
• To discover and be able to explain the values of learning at UTokyo FFP to others.
DAY 2 Class Design
• To be able to explain what you should do to increase students’ motivation.
• To be able to explain the significance of class design.
• To be able to explain what the ADDIE model is.
• To be able to select the appropriate active learning strategy in accordance with the objective.
• To be able to design a class in which students learn effectively.
DAY 3 Evaluation
• To be able to explain the significance of evaluation.
• To be able to contrast formative evaluation and summative evaluation.
• To be able to explain any given evaluation method based on the features of evaluation.
• To be able to create a rubric.
• To be able to express one’s thoughts on the merits and demerits of rubrics.
DAY 4 Syllabus and Course Design
• To be able to list three or more roles of a syllabus.
• To be able to set appropriate course goals and objectives.
• To be able to create a graphic syllabus.
• To be able to improve the syllabus you have brought with clear reasons.
Through the above learning objectives, participants have worked on achieving the goals of the program as follows: “To experience and acquire practical knowledge and skills for delivering classes through mutual learning among participants coming from diverse fields to recognize the significance of ‘education’ as a duty of a future faculty member and to be able to design and conduct education from the students’ perspectives. And to acquire an attitude to continue exploring one’s possibilities as an educator.”
In the next session DAY 5 “Exercise in Giving Feedback on Lectures & Summary,” participants will conduct a poster tour to reflect on what they have learned so far and start preparing for DAY 6 and DAY 7 “Microteaching Session.”
Participants will design and practice a 6-min class based on what they have learned so far in the “Microteaching Session.” They will refine their classes through effective feedback given by the UTokyo FFP alumni.
Participants will work on these activities entirely online, which will be a precious experience for them.
The second half of the program will also be fulfilling to the participants toward the final session, DAY 8 “Envisioning Your Career Path by Creating a SAP Chart.”
We will make continuous efforts in delivering and refining UTokyo FFP-like online classes to play a leading role in making education online.