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Learning from Each Other: Reflecting on Educational Cooperation from Individual and Institutional Perspectives

Yumiko ONO

Naruto University of Education

Tokushima, Japan

Individual Experience

  • Worked as a short term expert in Mpumalanga Secondary Science Initiative in South Africa from 1999-2006

  • Working as a short term expert in Strengthening Teacher Education Project in Afghanistan from 2005

Institutional Experience

  • Accept JICA long term trainees in math and science education

  • Provide short term training in math and science for South Africa, Laos, South Pacific Islands, Middle-east countries, Afghanistan

  • Accept visiting researchers from Africa and conduct collaborative research project

Teacher Education and Educational Cooperation

  • What is the unique contribution of Teacher Education Institutions in Ed Cooperation?

  • How individual/institutional experience in Ed Cooperation contribute to teacher education?

Teachers as Key to Success

  • Teacher Professional Development as Priority Agenda across countries

  • Better Teachers, Better Teaching

  • NUE focuses on improving teaching at classroom level

Promising strategies to improve quality of teachers and teaching

  • Lesson Study as School-based Professional Development of Teachers

  • Designated Schools for Research and Development

  • Appointing principles with rich teaching experience

What Faculty Members Have Learnt:

  • “I fundamentally reviewed one-way lecture style of mine, and try to make a class more participatory, where students are encouraged to share their own opinions”

  • Flexible response to the needs, Planning workshops, respect for the trainees

What Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers at NUE have Learnt:

  • Reassurance of Good aspects of Japanese education

  • Reassurance of Importance of Education

  • Good chance to reflect on my own teaching

What Staff Have Learnt:

  • Too many to mention….

  • Swim or sink in troubled intercultural sea?

What I have learnt:

  • Teachers/Trainees as Adult Learners

  • Teacher Educators as Adult Educators

  • My task as adult educator is how to assist or facilitate transformative learning

Teacher Education Institutions can make unique contributions:

  • Enriching and Expanding Knowledge Base

  • Human Resource Development through collaborative research

  • Professional development of Japanese classroom teachers

Africa and Asia Networking?

  • Lesson Study in Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam

  • What were the challenges to introduce Lesson Study?

  • How did they deal with the challenges?

  • How Lesson Study improved teaching?

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