The University of Tsukuba (UT), Japan, has been one of SEAMEO’s Affiliate Members since 2009 and remained one of its most active. UT has developed various teacher development programmes, particularly in Science, Mathematics and Teacher Education, as well as professional and student exchange programmes through its partnership with SEAMEO Regional Centres and SEAMEO Secretariat.

In 2022, at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development of the University of Tsukuba (CRICED), the SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Teacher e-Training Series was launched. A collaboration between CRICED and SEAMEO Secretariat, the series is open for free to teachers and educators in Southeast Asia and beyond to learn from distinguished professors and experts from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, Mexico and Southeast Asia.  

Participants 

The University of Tsukuba and the SEAMEO Secretariat would like to invite Ministry Officers, School Leaders, Teachers, Educators, and Student Teachers from Southeast Asian countries and beyond to participate in the teacher e-training series, starting July 2024.

Platform  All classes are live streamed through UT’s YouTube Channel.  Participants can flexibly review the recording of the courses via the UT Web-based Platform.
Registration Fee No
Language English language will be used throughout.
How to join Pre-registration is required by - 25 June 2024 via the following registration links.

For course inquiry, please click on this
link
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Launching and Course Orientation:
SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Teacher e-Training Series
18 June 2024

In order to provide clarity on this year’s course content, expectations, and the online platform to registrants and interested participants, SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with UT will organise a Launching and Course Orientation on 18 June 2024 at 09.15-11.00 hrs (BKK Time/GMT+7) via SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube Channel provided below.



Time
(BKK Time)

Time
(JP Time)

Tentative Agenda

9.15-9.25

11.15-11.25

University of Tsukuba Introduction Video

9.25-9.30

11.25-11.30

Introduction by emcee 

9.30-9.45

11.30-11.45

Welcome Messages

Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat
Mr Mizuno Toshiaki, Director, Office for International Cooperation Planning, International Affairs Division,
Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
Dr Ikeda Jun, Vice President of University of Tsukuba, Japan

9.45-10.00

11.45-12.00

Course Introduction

Course#1: Computational Thinking: How to develop it at Primary School 
by Dr Masami Isoda, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Course#2: Educational Practices to Promote Inquiry-Based Learning for
the 21st century
 inspired by the International Baccalaureate Program
by Dr Carol Inugai Dixon, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Course#3: Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School
by Dr Hyunjin Kim, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Course#4: Mathematical Thinking VII: How to develop it at
Lower Secondary Level through Problem Solving Approach
by Dr Masami Isoda, University of Tsukuba, Japan

10.00-10.15

12.00-12.15

Orientation for the Online Course Platform 

by Ms Nao Ishihara, CRICED Secretary-officer, Bureau of Global Initiatives, University of Tsukuba, Japan

10.15-10.20

12.15-12.20

Introduction of Japan Virtual (JV) Campus 

by Dr Ryosuke Ohniwa, Faculty of Medicine, JV Campus MEXT-Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba, Japan   

10.20-10.30

12.20-12.30

10-minute break

10.30-10.40

12.30-12.40

Q&A Session

10.40-11.00

12.40-13.00

Special Announcements

Latest Information about the Malaysian Branch Campus by Dr Maki Tsujimura,
Executive Officer for Overseas Education Hub, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Closing remarks 

by Mr John Arnold Siena, Deputy Director (Programme and Development), SEAMEO Secretariat, Thailand
  • Note: The e-Certificate of Participation for joining the Orientation will NOT be provided. The Certificate of Course Completion will be provided to the participants who enroll to the following SEAMEO-UT Teacher e-Training Series and meet the course completion requirements. (Please check the course details below)



SEAMEO-University of Tsukuba Teacher e-Training Series

REGISTER NOW!

Four online courses are open for free registration until - 25 June 2024
For course inquiry, please click on this link.

Course#1

Computational Thinking: How to develop it at Primary School


Course Schedule:
3 - 24 July 2024

Number of lesson: 4

Course Details Course Registration


Course #2

Educational Practices to Promote Inquiry-Based Learning for the 21st century inspired by the International Baccalaureate Program


Course Schedule: 11 September - 2 October 2024

Number of lesson: 4

Course Details Course Registration


Course #3

Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School


Course Schedule: 11 September - 2 October 2024

Number of lesson: 4

Course Details Course Registration


Course#4

Mathematical Thinking VII: How to develop it at Lower Secondary Level through Problem Solving Approach


Course Schedule: 7 August - 4 September 2024

Number of lesson: 4

Course Details Course Registration



Frequently Asked Questions regarding the platform of the online course

There are 4 courses to be provided this year, and the topics of each course are 1) Computational thinking; 2)IB; 3)Geography; and 4) Mathematics. Each course consists of 4 lessons. You will receive the link for each lesson after submission of your assignment of the previous lesson. 

e.g. Course#1 Computational Thinking starts from July 3rd. The course consists from four lessons, which are on July 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th.

Yes, there is. You will have the assignment for each  lessons. It will be distributed before the lesson in google form, and you need to submit it by the closest Sunday after the livestream(the livestream is on Wednesday). 

e.g. If the lesson is on July 3rd(Wednesday), you will need to submit the assignment by July 6th (Sunday).

Yes. You can watch the lesson on Wednesday (day of live stream), Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at your convenient time. You must submit your assignment by Sunday 19:00 (GMT+9) in order to receive the link for the next lesson. 

e.g. If the lesson is on July 3rd (Wednesday), you can watch the video until 7th July. Please be sure that you submit the assignment by July 6th (Sunday), 19:00 (GMT+9).

First of all, please note that you need to submit your assignment for the previous lesson in order to get the link for the next lesson. If you submit the assignment, you will receive the link by Tuesday (the day before the next lesson).

e.g. If your next lesson is on July 10th (Wednesday), you will receive the link to join that lesson by July 9th (Tuesday).

You can pose questions to the lecturer in google form (this is different from the assignment form) by Friday. The lecturer will answer to some of the questions in the beginning of the next lesson. 

e.g. If you want to ask questions about the lesson livestreamed on 3rd Wednesday, you will need to submit the question google form by 5th Friday. The answers to some of the questions will be given in the next lesson on 10th. 

In order to get the certificate, you will need to submit all the assignments for the lessons within the set due date. After you finish submitting the assignment for the course, you will receive the certificate by the end of October.

No, you don’t. The certificate will be given for each courses.