We will be holding a workshop for the PBL courses.

We will hold the Japan/US Collaborative Project-Based Learning (PBL) Courses Workshop.

We will be holding the workshop from June 23rd through 27th, 2012. At this workshop, all instructors from the Japanese and U.S. universities, who will be teaching the Japan-U.S. Collaborative PBL courses as part of the Re-Inventing Japan Project, and supporting staff will come together to jointly discuss specific items such as the definition of PBL, setting of the study subjects, course format, etc. In addition, the participants will receive an overview of Yurihonjo City, the site of the field study in Akita, and will also go on a tour of Akita Prefecture.

*This workshop will not be open to the public.

  • June 23rd (Sat)-27th (Wed), 2012
June 23rd (Sat)
  • Visit Daisen City (urban redevelopment plan), Semboku City (tourism information), and Kitaakita City (matagi culture)
June 24th (Sun)
  • Visit Odate City (timber processing), Noshiro City (sake brewery), Ogata Village (polder), and Oga City (traditional festivity/namahage)
June 25th (Mon)
  • Overview of the subsidized project
  • Presentation on the planned PBL courses of each university and case studies
  • Introduction to Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture by the municipal staff
  • Review of the PBL objectives for this subsidized project and expected outcome
  • Review of the Japan-U.S. Collaborative PBL framework
  • Setting of the PBL study subjects that cater to the needs of Yurihonjo City and publication of the outcome
  • Preparation of syllabi for PBL courses
June 26th (Tue)
  • Tour of Yurihonjo City
June 27th (Wed)
  • Review of discussion items
  • Discussion and presentation by PBL subject
  • Review of future schedule