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Kyushu University International Student Center Forum International Education: Lessons from the Pandemic and Suggestions for the Future

Kyushu University International Student Center, Short-Term Program Unit
Professor Masa Higo, Ph.D.

This forum first summarizes the ways in which the global public health crisis of COVID-19 has to date affected the operations and outcomes of some Asia-focused, short-term study programs that the ISC annually carries out to facilitate international learning. Then, it exchanges key arguments and suggestions as to how to effectively adjust those programs to fit the ‘post-pandemic’ landscapes of higher education to continue providing students with impactful learning experiences. Finally, this session aims to explore future directions and possible strategies for effective international and inter-institutional collaborations for international education in coming years.

The study programs that this forum discusses include Japan In Today’s World; ASEAN in Today’s World; and College of Asia Pacific. Together, this whole forum aims to serve as a unique platform to facilitate conversations between the panelists and the audience – those directly involved in international education in particular – to seek ways to redesign international education, international study programs in particular, that are suitable to the social, cultural, and political landscapes of coming years.

Related Link (website)

Kyushu University International Student Center HP(Open new tab)
Asia Week Event Page(Open new tab)

Team Members

Masa Higo, Ph.D., Professor, Kyushu University International Student Center
Chisato Nonaka, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kyushu University International Student Center
Hiroko Ikuta, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kyushu University International Student Center
Hiroko Kinoshita, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kyushu University International Student Center

Related publications

  1. Higo, M. (2021). “The impact of COVID-19 on Japan In Today’s World (JTW) Lessons for future teaching. and learning.” Bulletin of KIKAN Education, Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University, 2000, 7: 1-17.
  2. Higo, M., Imai, R. & Nonaka, C. (2021). “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kyushu University Japan In Today’s World: A Formative Report.” Kyushu University International Student Center Research Bulletin, 2021, 29: 99-105.
  3. Nonaka C., Higo, M. & Imai, R. (2020). “Exploring the experiences of JTW tutors: Challenges and opportunities.” Kyushu University International Student Center Research Bulletin, 2020, 28: 143-152.

Contact

[Contact] Kyushu University JTW Office
[Tell] 092-802-2229
[E-mail] intlr-jtw@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp

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