Category Archives: Education

Learning by Teaching an Intensive Graduate School Course on SDGs

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Thank you Professor, I learned a lot!

This was the rewarding comment from my students of the SDGs course I teach at Tsukuba University Graduate school as a visiting lecturer.

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) include so many things that it is quite easy to get lost on what to do, and there are so many ways to contribute. In this post, I will briefly share why I teach unconventional course content for SDGs, course description and some learning out of it. Since SDGs is everyone’s business (in theory but not in practice) but still complex for many, I hope this might serve to unpack these global goals.

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Rest in Peace Sir Ken RobinsonーInspirational leader who connected creativity and education

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Such a loss… all the more we need to fight.

This was the initial thought in my mind when I saw the news that inspirational educator Sir Ken Robinson passed away. He was the legend in many ways.

This entry serves to commemorate his great work and to leave hope for today and tomorrow’s education. The intended audience can be broadーthose who have interest in education system (we all do, according to him).

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Mongolie 5ーCulture, Education and Thank you

Update: This post is the last and 5th part of Mongolian series. Please check part 1, part 2part 3. and part 4

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In this, I would like to describe about the culture and nomadic life which are significant parts of Mongolia, as well as education which allowed me to stay in this country, and lastly finish with big thanks. 

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One common theme among 4 moviesーwhat you are supposed to be

The four movies I’ve watched recently moved me to tears. They are about (1) non-fighting bull in Spain, (2) Big black guy who found his home in another side of town (3) Taking bear in London and (4) Show of unique humans in New York. Although those are totally different movies, they have one common theme which teaches us a very important lesson: “What you are supposed to be is something you can change if you wish and go for it”.

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