Teaching & Learning Lab

Empowerment through Education

EPDE 2022, London South Bank University

Conference Presentation at E&PDE 2022 Conference in London South Bank University, Sept 2022

Face to face conference restarted again this year for the EPDE 2022 international conference after two consecutive years of online-conference in 2020 and 2021. Two papers were presented during the conference. Overall, it was a fruitful time participating in the conference. For list of publications, please click here.

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Field Visits in Nara City

Research field visit to find out about ESD Design Activities in Technology Education in Nara City, 22-25 August 2022.

As part of the exploration and research on design-based Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) learning activities in Technology Education, our lab has visited 3 junior high schools in Nara City. We managed to have a good discussion with teachers to find out about ESD activities in their own curriculum during the study seminar. We also managed to visit their workshops.

We appreciate the help by Associate Professor SERA Keita from Nara University of Education to coordinate and arrange our visits and the implementation of the study seminar. We hope that this visit will open up opportunities to collaborate with Prof. SERA and the teachers in Nara City.

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Inspiring 180-plus first-year students in the School of Design, Kyushu University, by Associate Professor SAKAMOTO Tsuto, National University of Singapore (NUS). 29 July 2022

Inspiring 180-plus first-year students in the School of Design, Kyushu University, by Associate Professor SAKAMOTO Tsuto, National University of Singapore (NUS), in a special guest lecture for the Design Case Study 1 module. It was our pleasure and honor to be able to invite Prof. SAKAMOTO again as a guest for our educational module. Prof. SAKAMOTO shared his experience and journey as a Japanese design professional who was educated in Japan and ventured to the United States for his overseas studies and established a successful architecture career. He also shared his experience as an established academic in Singapore. Our students were inspired by his courage, hard work ethic, lifelong learning attitude, spirit of exploration, and many more. We look forward to continue our collaborations with NUS and looking forward to inviting Prof. SAKAMOTO back with us again.



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SDGs Design School: Exploration 1.0

This is a handbook by the SDGs Design School in collaboration with Fukusho High School!

This handbook is the work of the collaboration with Fukusho High School for the last 3 years, where design-based learning, SDGs Challenge Project, was co-developed with the teachers. The collaboration started with a series of pilot workshops. The SDGs Challenge Project is now part of the school's flagship program, where Fukusho High School is currently a designated model school for running design-based learning in the Period of Inquiry-based Cross-Discipline Study.

To view list of publications: click here


Junior High School Technology Teachers Online Exchange Session 2

Sharing of Technology Projects Between Japanese and Taiwanese Technology Teachers, 12 Dec 2021

This is the second meeting organized to provide opportunities for Japanese and Taiwanese Technology teachers to share with each other on the types of Technology projects that had taken places in the classrooms. Projects involved STEAM related, problem solving, design-based projects that explained the process taken by students to design solutions to solve given problems. Examples presented by the teachers showcased students' creativity, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

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