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Tentative program

October 12 (Sat)

    13:30–17:00  Registration & Distribution of Kits

 15:00–17:00  Mini Excursion (Matsuyama Castle: Free)

 17:00–19:00  Welcome Cocktails (Informal)

October 13 (Sun)

      9:00–10:20  Opening Ceremonies

 10:20–10:30  Introduction of Keynote Speaker 1

 10:30–11:00  Keynote Address 1

 11:00–11:30  Parallel Lecture Seminars

 11:30–12:00  Parallel Lecture Seminars

 12:00–13:30  Lunch Break

 13:30–13:40  Introduction of Keynote Speaker 2

 13:40–14:10  Keynote Address 2

 14:10–17:30  Parallel Lecture Seminars

 18:00–20:00  Banquet

October 14 (Mon)

      9:00 – 9:10  Introduction of Keynote Speaker 3

   9:10 – 9:40  Keynote Address 3

   9:40 – 9:50  Introduction of Keynote Speaker 4

   9:50–10:20  Keynote Address 4

 10:30–12:00  Poster Presentation and Workshop

 12:00–13:30  Lunch Break

 13:30–15:00  Country Reports

 15:00–17:00  Closing Ceremony

October 15 (Tue)

    Morning        School Visit (Affiliated High School, Elementary & Middle School)

 Afternoon     Tobe Zoological Park, Tobe ware

Keynote Speakers

Professor Manabu Sumida is Professor of Science Education Department at Faculty of Education, Associate Director of Institute for International Relations, and Special Aide to the President, Ehime University in Japan. He holds PhD in Science Education from Hiroshima University. He was a visiting researcher at University of Georgia in 1998 and visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge from 2012 to 2013. He was a committee member of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003, and the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 and 2015. He received International Contribution Award in 2016 and Academic Award in 2018 from Japan Society for Science Education (JSSE). He also received Ryoji Noyori (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 2001) Education Award for his innovative special science programme for gifted young children (Kids Academia) in 2013. He is currently, President of Japan Society for Science Education (JSSE) , Regional Representative for Asia of the International Council of Association for Science Education (ICASE), and Executive Committee Member of Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (APFG).

Dr. Aki Kato is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Science at Ehime University. She is also the coordinator of the Next Generation Global Human Resources Project. She was born in Ehime and spent part of her youth in California, USA, and Hiroshima, Japan. She traveled to more than 20 countries while studying and doing her postdoctoral researcher. She majored in biology and specialized in plant physiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2008, she received her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Science, at Ehime University. Dr Aki Kato has worked in several research and academic institutions as a postdoctoral researcher (Malaria Research Unit of Proteo-Science Center of Ehime University), held a professional position in an educational program (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo), and gained experience as a lecturer covering a wide range of areas at (Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkai-Gakuen University).
Over the past 20 years, she has been able to gain experience in various fields, including biology, plant physiology, environmental studies, immunology, parasitology, and biochemistry. Now, she is using her skills and abilities to help cultivate the next generation of scientific talents in younger generations. She is also committed to working with academia, industry, and government to promote human resources in training among local members of the younger generation.

Professor Kew-Cheol Shim is a Professor of the Department of Biology Education at Kongju National University, South Korea. He is the President of the Korean Association for Science Education. He is educating pre-service and in-service science teachers at his university, and teaching scientifically gifted students at the Science Education Institute. His research fields are related to biology education, ecology, environmental education and scientifically gifted education. He has been involved in science teaching, interdisciplinary education, STEAM education and science teacher training. Recently he participated in the revision development of National Science Curriculum of South Korea, and in the research project of the National Science Standard for Next Generation to train science and technology human resources. He is the director of the Support Center for Sadari(Ladder) Project, which is supporting the scientific activities and science learning of primary and secondary students for the improvement of interest and basic science competency in the fields of science and engineering. He worked as a director of the Support Center for the Science Core Schools, which are to develop students’ scientific literacy to be informed citizens and their scientific knowledge and attitude to be top-quality science-related professions in the future society based on further advanced science and technology. He has joined in the project of the Support Center for the Model School of Creative Convergence Science Laboratory.

Mr. Hideki Fujieda worked as a science teacher at Kagawa Prefectural High School since 1990 after completing graduate school at the University of Tsukuba, After working as a senior researcher and supervisor at the Kagawa Prefectural Education Center, He has been a curriculum investigator at the National Institute for Educational Policy Research since 2014 (Concurrent post: Curriculum Investigator, Curriculum Division, Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). And he is a government school inspector now.

He received the Kagawa Prefectural Board of Education Excellent Teacher Award and the Shimoizumi Educational Practice Encouragement Award (2011, 2013) from the Society of Biological Science Education of Japan. He cooperated in the creation of the High school science course of study (announced in 2009) and made junior high school science course of study (announced in 2017) and high school Science course of study (announced in 2018).

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