Events

TALK Events

(Teaching And Learning at Komaba)

 

TALK workshops offer an ideal platform for future and current faculty as well as staff to experience at first hand techniques related to teaching and learning. These workshops have covered a wide range of topics, such as: peer feedback, active learning, learning-oriented assessment, and technology in the classroom. If you have any requests for a topic, please contact us through the inquiry form.

Upcoming Events

  • TALK EVENTS
11.24 GFD International Collaboration Series Vol. 1: Innovative Curriculum Design through Object-Based Learning (with the University of Melbourne) GFD国際連携シリーズ Vol.1: オブジェクト介在型学習による革新的カリキュラムデザイン(メルボルン大学共催)

Abstract In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of object-based learning (OBL) and explore how they might incorporate them into their classes. OBL […]

  • TALK EVENTS
11.14 Mindfulness Series Vol. 3 Mindfulness Practice for Professional Development and Personal Growth 職業的・人間的成長のためのマインドフルネス

Abstract In this online interactive workshop, Professor Marco Garrido will share how his mindfulness practice has positively influenced his professional development while maintaining well-being and […]

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11.7 Mindfulness Series: 3-Week Online Program on Mindfulness Practice for Individual and Organizational Well-Being 個人と組織のウェルビーイングを高めるマインドフルネス(3週連続プログラム)

Abstract In this comprehensive 3-week online program, Professor Jochen Reb will guide participants through the fundamental principles and practical applications of mindfulness. This program is […]

  • TALK EVENTS
10.19 Mindfulness Series Vol. 2: Mindfulness Practice for Creating an Inclusive Classroom and Society マインドフルネスでつくる、インクルーシブな教室と社会

Abstract In this interactive online workshop, Professor Ram Mahalingam will introduce his initiative at the Barger Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan. Drawing on […]

  • Spotlight
  • TALK EVENTS
7.14 Igniting Students’ Communication Potential: Peer-Coaching at the Science Comm Improvement Lab (Hybrid Event)

Abstract By infusing business tools and techniques and cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, Science Communications Improvement Lab (SCIL) assists students in developing student-led strategic initiatives that […]

  • Diversity Cafe
  • TALK EVENTS
6.29 Diversity Cafe Vol. 6 Celebrating Pride Month!

Event Details Are you interested in raising your awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in Japanese society? Would you like to talk about […]

  • TALK EVENTS
7.3 Shifting Paradigms: Empowering Students through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Education (Online Event)

Abstract Higher education (HE) has recently undergone significant changes due to technology, COVID-19, and global issues. HE educators now find themselves in unprecedented circumstances, grappling […]

  • Diversity Cafe
  • TALK EVENTS
6.1 Diversity Cafe Vol. 5

Are you interested in raising your awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in Japanese society? Would you like to talk about these issues […]

  • TALK EVENTS
6.12 The Science and Practice of Mindfulness in Higher Education (Hybrid event)

Abstract       In this session, Dr. Reb will explain an ongoing mindfulness-based educational intervention funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education: a 13-week undergraduate elective module, […]

  • TALK EVENTS
3.22-23 Crafting Assessments for Critical Thinking 2-day workshop

Abstract    Several international calls have been made to increase the levels of critical thinking in college classrooms. Students need repetition and practice to master critical […]

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12.5 How Can Critical Thinking Contend with the Challenge of Cognitive Bias?

Abstract       Research over the past 15-20 years has increasingly identified the ways in which cognitive biases (tendencies and predispositions in thinking processes) can filter and […]

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11.22 The SCOPE of Sustainability Education in Japanese Universities: Language Education for Sustainable Development (LESD)

Abstract       Today’s university students will be on the frontline of environmental change in the coming years. As future consumers, voters, business leaders, and community members, […]

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11.8 GFD Diversity Series An Introduction to LGBTQ+ on Campus

Abstract       Sexual minority students are often-invisible minorities on campus, yet have specific needs and challenges. What are the challenges they face and their specific support […]

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10.21 GFD Activities Orientation for Professors (Recording available here)

In this session, we welcome anyone who is teaching at Komaba or other campuses at UTokyo and wants to learn more about faculty development and […]

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Event Reports

  • Spotlight Events
  • TALK Events
Spotlight Event: Igniting Students’ Communication Potential: Peer-Coaching at the Science Comm Improvement Lab w/ Paul Consalvi

On July 14th, 2023, we welcomed Professor Paul Consalvi and two graduate students, Mieoko Miyazawa and Anamika Anand, members of the Science Communications Improvement Lab (SCIL) from […]

  • TALK Events
Shifting Paradigms: Empowering Students through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Education

On July 3rd, 2023, GFD hosted an online seminar with Yilin Sun, Emeritus Professor of Continuing Education at Seattle Colleges. In addition to her impressive […]

  • Mindfulness series
  • TALK Events
Mindfulness Series Vol. 1: The Science and Practice of Mindfulness in Higher Education w/ Jochen Reb

On June 12th, 2023, GFD welcomed Jochen Reb, Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources and Director of the Mindfulness Initiatives at Singapore Management University. […]