The 13th International Symposium on Teacher Education in East Asia

General outline

1. Main theme: "Challenges for the Next-Generation Education"

Teacher education is armed with a noble mission: to nurture human resources who shall be responsible for the development of the next generation. To this end, improving the quality of teacher education is a critical issue faced by all countries/regions of the world. Further, in light of accelerating globalization as well as technological innovations, school education in each country/region is confronted with various challenges. It is necessary to deal with not only improvements in content and method of education but also new challenges, such as cooperation and collaboration between schools and various players, and the shift of image or view of ideal teachers.

What is the future direction of colleges/universities of teacher education that assume the role of nurturing the next generation? In order to address this question, worldwide transmission of cutting-edge educational systems and studies of classroom teaching in countries/regions in East Asia are urgent issues that require attention.

On the other hand, in this fast-moving age, how public education should be is put to the test as East Asia faces a decreasing birthrate as well as an aging population, economic disparity, poverty, and other problems.

It is our hope that this symposium will offer an opportunity to raise ideas on issues concerning teacher education in the new era from East Asia to the rest of the world.

2. Date: Wednesday, October 31 - Friday, November 2, 2018

3. Venue

Hitotsubashi University Hitotsubashi Hall (2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Hotel Grand Palace (1-1-1 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Gakushikaikan (3-28 Kandanishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

4. Hosting institution: Tokyo Gakugei University

5. Outline of schedule (tentative)

Oct. 31
Arrival of participants/registration
16:30-18:00ICUE Executive Committee meetingHotel
Grand Palace
18:15-20:00Welcome reception
Nov. 1
9:00-9:45Opening ceremony / guest addressHitotsubashi
9:45-11:45Keynote speech
13:15-14:15Poster Session
15:30-17:00Special Session
17:30-19:30Evening receptionGakushikaikan
Nov. 2
Departure of participants

6. Themes for Breakout Sessions

I. Idea and Theoretical Research of the Next-Generation Education
II. Practice and Applied Research of the Next-Generation Education
III. International Exchanges and Collaborations among Universities of Teacher Education

<Theme for the Special Session>
Establishment of East Asia Advanced Education Zone for Teacher Education
- CAMPUS Asia "International Graduate Program for Teacher Education in East Asia" -

7. Working language (tentative)

1) Guest address, Keynote speech, President's meeting, and Special Session:
Japanese, Chinese, and Korean (simultaneous interpretation available)
2) Breakout Sessions and Poster Session: English

8. Registration/submission deadlines

1) All participants

Deadline for registration: on or before Friday, July 27
*The person in charge in each university shall collect the completed registration forms (MS-Word file) and send them together by email as an attachment.

2) Applicants for presentation in Breakout Sessions/Poster Session

Deadline for abstract submission: on or before Friday, July 27
*The person in charge in each university shall collect the abstracts and send them together by email.

3) Presenters in Breakout Sessions

Deadline for proceedings submission: on or before Tuesday, September 18

4) Presenters in Keynote Speech, Breakout Sessions, and Poster Session

Deadline for submission of data / posters to be displayed on the day: on or before Wednesday, October 10

9. Participation/registration fee

Free of charge
[ including reception (October 31 and November 1) and lunch (November 1) ]
*Airfare and accommodation shall be borne by the participating university/participant.