- 【Overview of the Coursera “Interactive Teaching”: The 2nd Real Session]
- ・Date/Time: September 13th (Wed), 2023, 13:00–20:30, 14th (Thu), 8:40–18:00, and 15th (Fri), 9:00–13:00
- ・Format: Face-to-face
- ・Venue: Inter-University Seminar House (Hachioji)
- ・Instructors: Kayoko Kurita, Wonhwa Park, Airi Kawakami, Osami Nabeta (The University of Tokyo)
- ・Intended for: Those who completed “Interactive Teaching” and are able to work on pre-assignments
- ・Language: Japanese
- ・Fee: Free of charge (Actual expenses for accommodation and meals)
“Coursera ‘Interactive Teaching’: The 2nd Real Session” was held as a face-to-face event on September 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2023. The Real Session was intended for those who had completed the course “Interactive Teaching,” and 10 people with various occupations and affiliations gathered from across the country.
The following is a brief summary of DAY 1.
■Objectives of the Real Session
- 1. Be able to devise methods that help you induce/maintain/enhance students’ motivation.
- 2. Be able to design a class that lets students learn actively.
- 3. Experience active learning strategies and be able to use them.
- 4. Be able to describe a course that lets students learn actively in the form of a syllabus.
- 5. Be able to design an evaluation based on essential knowledge.
- 6. Be able to apply what you learned when conducting a lecture for microteaching sessions.
- 7. Be able to envision your career path and organize your daily activities and future prospects.
The objectives for DAY 1 were 1, 2, and 6 in the above list.
■DAY 1 Schedule
- Participants worked on pre-assignments and prepared the following materials for the session: (1) a 6-min lecture for microteaching sessions, (2) class design, and (3) a text syllabus. Also, they posted a self-introduction in Google Classroom.
- DAY 1 (September 13th, 2023)
- [Introduction] (13:00–13:25)
- The session started at 13:00 by sharing goals and objectives, followed by a brief self-introduction of the instructors.
- [Microteaching Session: The 1st Trial] (13:25–15:45)
- Each participant conducted a lecture for microteaching sessions in two groups. They were reminded of the basic principles (such as “3Ks”) and how to take part in role-playing before delivering a lecture one by one, just like the regular UTokyo FFP classes as described as follows:
- STEP 1: A participant conducts a lecture as a lecturer. (6 min)
- STEP 2: The lecturer-participant receives feedback from the instructor while the other participants fill in the feedback sheets.
- STEP 3: Participants exchange feedback in a group to improve the lecture.
- [Break] (15:05–15:20)
- We asked participants beforehand if they could bring their local snacks. Thanks to all the participants, the snack area was filled with a variety of sweets. We offered coffee and tea. In addition, clips of the mascot of the course, Ital-kun, have been placed in the reference book space as giveaways.
- [Class Design] (16:00–17:15)
- The lecturer gave a lecture on class design. Participants worked on an activity to revise their class design sheets.
- [Motivation] (19:00–20:10)
- The lecturer gave a lecture on motivation. In the activity “Let’s give advice to a professor,” participants discussed in groups what kind of advice they should give to an instructor about his/her concern. Also, in the activity “Refining lectures for microteaching sessions”, they worked on revising their lectures by applying what they had learned in the session.
- [Wrap-up] (20:10–20:20)
- Participants reflected on the goals and objectives of DAY 1 and individually organized what they had learned and their thoughts.
Starting with a microteaching session, participants had a busy schedule on DAY 1 with lectures and activities, but they all stayed focused and eagerly worked on every task.
Airi Kawakami (Project Academic Specialist in charge of “Interactive Teaching”)