This program targets the University of Tokyo graduate students who are aiming to become university teachers, post-doctoral students, and faculty members, with the goal of improving their teaching ability.
We run the University of Tokyo Future Faculty Program (UTokyo FFP), which targets the University of Tokyo graduate students who are aiming to become teachers in university, post-doctoral students, and faculty members, with the goal of improving their teaching ability.
As higher education becomes more universal and university students more diverse, the approaches required from university teaching staff are changing.
This program is open to graduate students across the University, creating exchanges between graduate students studying in a variety of research fields.
Participants gathered from different areas of research stimulate each other, and in so doing can increase their own teaching abilities as they create valuable human relationships.
The university classes that a professor might have to teach are diversifying in size, content, and class style, and the number of universities requiring sample syllabi and holding mock classes when hiring faculty members is increasing.
There is also an ongoing shift to student-centered education, and active learning class styles are drawing attention.
These classroom approaches require faculty members to not only be knowledgeable experts, but also facilitators to inspire learning, and it is becoming important for educators to acquire these skills.
UTokyo FFP offers the opportunity for educators to gain this knowledge and skills in a systematic and effective way.
|Day 1: Introduction||Talking about participants’ motivations for taking the course as an icebreaker, the current situation in higher education, research introductions (participants talk about their own research for one minute), participants carry out self-analysis of their own research introductions and assessment of others’ research introductions|
|Day 2: Class design||The significance of class design, class aims and targets to reach, the ADDIE model, active learning, motivation, creating class design sheets|
|Day 3: Assessments||The significance of assessments, assessment methods, assessing assessments, creating rubrics, grading and creating exercises using rubrics, sharing rubrics through a gallery walk|
|Day 4: Syllabus/course design||The significance of syllabi, setting aims and targets, course design (backward design, graphic syllabus)|
|Day 5: Review of DAY1-4 and Introduction of micro-teaching||Ｍicro teaching by a representative, practice peer reviewing the micro teaching, sharing study summaries through a poster tour|
|Day 6: Micro teaching improvement||Ｍicro teaching (no. 1), discussion to improve micro teaching|
|Day 7: Micro teaching||Carrying out micro teaching (no. 2), discussion of micro teaching|
|Day 8: Career path design|
The merits of taking the UTokyo FFP
Full-time The University of Tokyo graduate students, post-doctoral students, and faculty members may participate in UTokyo FFP
We have also established an observer system for people from outside the University. In principle, observers attend all sessions; please make separate inquiries for more details.
We hold a half-yearly program, where the graduate students and faculty members completing the UTokyo Future Faculty Program (UTokyo FFP, a program on learning “how to teach”) give mini-lectures.
(Organizers: The University of Tokyo Library System / Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo)
Four to seven participants who performed excellent mock lectures in the UTokyo FFP give mini-lectures by making it easier for the audience to understand them even if they are new to their academic fields.
The program started in 2014 and has been held 16 times as of March 2021.
It is originally a face-to-face lecture format, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have recently switched to an online format, which enables the audience to join the program and experience active learning strategies from anywhere in the country.
|Latest events||The 16th Mini-lecture Program
The 15th Mini-lecture Program
|Event reports||The 16th Mini-lecture Program (TheUniversity of Tokyo Library System website)
The 14th Mini-lecture Program
The 13th Mini-lecture Program (The University of Tokyo Library System website)
The 13th Mini-lecture Program
The 12th Mini-lecture Program
【 Past programs available on UTokyo TV】
The videos of the past mini-lectures are available on UTokyo TV (☆). Enjoy learning with our collection.
*Please note that the mini-lectures are conducted in Japanese. (The videos will be updated frequently.)
|11th～||The 13th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 12th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 11th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
|6th～10th||The 10th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 9th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 8th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 7th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 6th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
|1st～5th||The 5th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 4th Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 3rd Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 2nd Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
The 1st Mini-lecture Program on UTokyo TＶ
☆ UTokyo TV
UTokyo TV is an official website that offers videos of events such as UTokyo Open Lectures, open campus events, symposiums, and workshops.
These videos are free and available to the public, with no registration required.
(Some videos are for special purposes such as training programs, which are offered exclusively to UTokyo staff and students.)
In 2016, some of the videos became available on the UTokyo TV YouTube channel.
Enjoy learning with the huge collection of videos created from research and educational activities at the University of Tokyo!