Tuesday, September 11, 2012

APEC - Tsukuba International Conference 2013

APEC - Tsukuba International Conference VII will be held from 13 February to 16th February with the 17th February dedicated to 140th Anniversary of Lesson Study in Japan.

The international conference is based on the theme of Innovation of Mathematics Education through Lesson Study: From Mathematics Education to Emergency Preparedness Education . The theme for 2012 was the same with a focus on earthquake and tsunami.

Participants will learn how to use real-life situations for mathematical modelling and applications. They will also learn how to integrate emergency preparedness education (in Singapore, this is part of National Education) with the teaching of mathematics and science.

More interestingly, participants will join Japanese teachers in a lesson study open house where they will get to see how lesson study is done in Japan.

The 140th Anniversary celebrations may offer further professional learning for the participants.

During this conference, the APEC lesson study specialists (who are mostly mathematics educators) will deliberate on the project they will implement in their respective countries. There will be some inputs from experts on floods, typhoon and tornado.

Schools in Singapore that are interetsed to send teachers to the conference, please contact yeapbanhar@gmail so that he can reserve places for you with the organizers. For participants from other countries, plase contact your respective country specialists - or you can also drop me a note if you do not know who they are.

In previous editions, several schools and officers from MOE have attend this conference with our specialists. Tsukuba University will help reserve the hotel (at slightly less than Y6000 per night). Please see http://www.criced.tsukuba.ac.jp/math/apec/apec2013/Accommodation%20and%20Transportation.pdf

You will make your own travel arrangements. Details will be available nearer the conference dates. Conference fee is waived but there is a small fee for participation in the lesson study open house (it was Y2000 the last time).

The conference fee is about Y10,000 which includes lunch.

Registration with iwakuni.sawa.ge@un.tsukuba.ac.jp


  1. Hi Dr Yeap, this type of exchange can be an eye-opener indeed, I remember going for them last time... Coincidentally my friend runs a Japanese language school, Learn Japanese in Singapore

  2. it helps to see how professional development takes place elsewhere