Successful Internationalization: Educational Best Practices at ICU

Update: August 11, 2021

As a part of the Faculty Development Program, "Successful Internationalization: Educational Best Practices at ICU", an interactive discussion session on "Best Practices in Education", was jointly held online by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Top Global University Project Office.

The first event was hosted by Associate Professor Olivier Ammour-Mayeur on June 14, 2021, and was titled "EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction): Keeping Online Classes Interactive". 76 people from outside the organization registered for the event, and about 50 people participated on the day, where the concept of EMI and how to conduct specific class activities were introduced. In addition, the participants who stayed until the end of the session had a lively exchange of opinions that went beyond the scheduled time of about 30 minutes, and frankly shared not only teaching methods but also the difficulties in realizing active classes in English with Japanese students.

Future plans include "From EMI to JMI (Japanese as a Medium of Instruction: An adaptation of EMI Pedagogy in Higher Education in Japan" by Senior Lecturer, Ikumi Ozawa on October 18, 2021 and "The impact of Student-led Science Classes on Science Education for Children" by Professor Hideki Okamura on November 15, 2021.

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