10th East Asia International Symposium on Teacher Education
Teacher training faculties and universities in East Asia hold an international
symposium once a year in Japan, China or South Korea on a rotation basis
through the International Consortium for Universities of Education (ICUE)
in East Asia for which this university is responsible for the Executive
Office in Japan. It was the turn of Aichi University of Education to hold
the 10th East Asia International Symposium on Teacher Education this year.
This symposium was held over two days on October 31 and November 1 with
the participation of over 220 presidents, vice presidents and teacher training
researchers from teacher training universities in Japan, China, South Korea,
Taiwan and Mongolia.
In addition to President Toshisada Deguchi, Director & Vice President Tadashi Hasegawa, Professor Yasuyuki Iwata and Associate Professor Makoto Shimoda, three doctoral graduate school students attended this event from this university.
On the first day, Hitomi Goto, President of Aichi University of Education,
gave the opening remarks and keynote speech under the main theme of “increasing
the sophistication of teacher training in the global era.” Following on
from this, a symposium was held on “increasing the sophistication of teacher
training in graduate schools.” There was discussion about the state of
teacher training graduate schools and existing graduate school master’s
programs. There was also debate about the outlook for doctoral programs,
including Ed.D courses. Moreover, the decision was made to hold a symposium
in Central China Normal University in the next fiscal year in the Presidents’
Conference that was held in the afternoon. In the afternoon on the first
day and on the second day, oral presentations and poster sessions were
held to publish research. There were presentations by Professor Iwata and
Associate Professor Shimoda from this university. The poster sessions held
by young researchers became an opportunity to actively exchange research.
The ICUE has promoted various activities by setting up a Steering Committee
centered on six universities (Tokyo Gakugei University, Osaka Kyoiku University,
Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University, Seoul National
University of Education and Kongju National University of Education) with
the cooperation of 44 teacher training faculties and universities in East
Asia. However, at this symposium, the Steering Committee confirmed that
it is proceeding with its investigations into the state of the consortium
in the future and amendments to the regulations.
This symposium made it possible to lively exchange opinions about various
challenges pertaining to teacher training shared by the participating countries
and unique circumstances. This event became an opportunity to lead to further
developments in the field of teacher training in the East Asian region.
Official website of the 10th East Asia International Symposium on Teacher Education by Aichi University of Education
Program on the Day
Presentation Materials of Professor Iwata
How Prospective Teachers Grow in the Era of Globalization?
An Action Research on a Pre-service Program with Short-term Tour From Tokyo
to Hong Kong
Presentation Materials of Associate Professor Shimoda
(Joint Presentation with Assistant Professor Zhang Yang of Hokkaido University)
Research on the Current Status of Faculty Development in Teacher Colleges and Departments: Based on the Results of a Questionnaire Survey to Four-year Public/Private Universities-