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Motto & Mission

The motto of EVRI is “By EVRI, For Everyone: Innovative Educational Design”. Literally, our mission is to achieve realization of education that serves for everyone, including all children, all learners and all people.

We will look ahead to the society forthcoming, and pursue the ideal visions in education. By “innovative educational design”, we are committed to construct the “creative learning environment” and “dialogue-based educational activities” for all learners.
Learning from good practices and inheriting their values and methods, EVRI is formulating theoretical models of “educating” and “learning”, policy plans and educational visions from Hiroshima.
To achieve the mission, we have established the following visions:
(1) Propose alternatives for education
(2) Promote reconstruction of education
(3) Prompt interactions in education

Vision & StrategyEVRI’s Strategic Guidance

EVRI promotes realization of 3 Educational Visions

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Propose alternatives for education

Promote reconstruction of education

Prompt interactions in education

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Propose alternatives for education

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Promote reconstruction of education

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Prompt interactions in education

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We propose alternatives in education

Proposing alternatives is the raison d’etre of Educational Vision Research Institute. If education in the 20th century was Edu2.0, EVRI devotes itself to providing viewpoints that bring paradigm shift toward Edu3.0.
In order to achieve the vision, three units and six clusters have been established to systematically promote researches.EVRI hosts “monthly seminars” to share the latest updates in research and policy regarding to the Unit themes, and “COE creation forums” where we regularly communicate with top-notch / innovative researchers.EVRI designs education research based on the following three ideologies:
・Design learning space where anyone can deeply learn at any time together with others
・Design curriculums that support new learning of learners and teachers
・Design specialization required of educators and researchers for supporting teachers

Seminars & Forums

EVRI has held regular seminars and COE Creation Forums shown below to achieve the aims.

Date Related Units Study theme Presenter(s) Reports
2018.03.12 Special Seminar
“Comparison in English Education: Japan & Norway”
Tony BURNER (College of Southeast Norway)
Riko UMEKI (HU)
Noboru KANESHIGE (HU)
Shiori ARIMA
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2018.3.10 COE Creation Forum 5
Joint forum of 3 research units
“Reform of Teacher Education and Educational Research in Diverse Society: Japan, US and Europe”
Tony BURNER (College of Southeast Norway)
Christopher MARTELL (Boston University)
Kaori KIKUCHI (University of Tsukuba)
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2018.03.04 COE Creation Forum 4
“Identity of Pedagogical Researchers and Teacher Educators”
Wakio OYANAGI (Nara University of Education)
Hiroya YOSHIMIZU (Hyogo University of Teacher Education)
Nobuko TAKEDA (Musashi University)
Jumpei MIYO (Musashino Art University)
Yasuhiro HOKOYAMA (Otemon Gakuin University)
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2018.02.17 COE Creation Forum 3
“Designing ‘History’ class in Japanese for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme”
Masatomo SAKUTA (Okinawa Shogaku High School)
Masahiro NII (National Institute for Educational Policy Research)
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2018.02.04 COE Creation Forum 2
“Implementation of School-wide Inclusive Education Practice in Regular Schools”
Chris FORLIN (The Education University of Hong Kong)
Tariq Ahsan (Institute of Education and Research, The University of Dhaka)
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2018.01.23 COE Creation Forum 1
Joint symposium: Seoul National University & Hiroshima University
“Building Bridges: Fostering International Research Collaboration in Education”
Honjung KIM (Seoul National University)
Eran KIM (Hiroshima University)
Jaebum PARK (Seoul National University)
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2017.12.25 5th Regular Seminar (Inclusive Education Cluster)
“Inclusive Practices based on Universal Design for Learning Principles in Regular Education Classrooms”
EunMi CHO (California State University, Sacramento) report >
2017.12.21 4th regular seminar (Inclusive Education Cluster)
“Education in Norway and multiculturalism”
Yuka KITAYAMA (College of Southeast Norway) report >
2017.11.29 3rd Regular Seminar (Teacher Educator Cluster)
“Lesson Study and Teacher Education: Examples in Germany”
Andreas GRUSCHKA (former professor of Goethe University Frankfurt) report >
2017.10.24 2nd Regular Seminar (Teacher Educator Cluster)
“How to develop specialty of teacher educators – roles, actions and growth of cultivators of teachers”
Nobuko TAKEDA (Musashi University) report >
2017.09.28 1st Regular Seminar (IB Education Cluster)
“Planning for Impact in the Baccalaureate”
David BOOKER (former vice principal of UWC Atlantic College) report >
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We promote reconstruction of education

The paradigm shift from Edu2.0 to Edu3.0 needs to be embodied in the society. In other words, researchers and their proposal for alternatives alone do not bring about such conversion.
To realize reconstruction in education, the dynamic process of participatory implementation is very crucial; both researchers and the involved parties should come together and discuss alternatives based on each context. EVRI recognizes the importance of communication in our attempts so that everybody will find the outcome alternatives meaningful.Thus, the three research units and six clusters of EVRI will always maintain contacts with society while planning innovations in education with diverse projects.
Working together with communities, schools, governments, private enterprises and other diverse range of people in and outside Japan, we are progressively reforming the world of Edu2.0 and moving toward the world of Edu.3.0.

Projects

To achieve the vision, EVRI has been involved in the following projects:

Date Related Units Projects Reports
2018.01.9-10 Japan Sport Council Supported the planning and operation of “Lesson Study” training in “Skills Development Support for PE teachers in Peru” program report >
2017.10.26 Hiroshima Prefectural Society for the Study of Junior High School Education Supported the planning and operation of the 48th Hiroshima Prefectural Study Meeting on Junior High School Social Studies Education report >
2017.09~現在 JICA Entrusted with “the Project for Establishing Foundation for Teacher Education College” in Cambodia

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2017.07.27 Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University Supported the planning and operation of “Seminars for High School Teachers (to improve their leadership abilities)” report >
2017.05-2017.07 OECD Regional Innovation School 2030 Entrusted with “Glocal School in Hiroshima”, a Hiroshima innovation program report >
2017.05~現在 Hiroshima Peace Contribution Network Association Supported the planning and operation of “Curriculum and Textbook Development on Social Studies Education for Building a Sustainable Society in Cambodia”

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We act as a medium of interaction in education

Human interaction is prerequisite for effectively promoting the paradigm shift from Edu2.0 to Edu3.0. Involvement of young researchers, young teacher educators, young practitioners, and young policymakers beyond geographical borders is indispensable for designing and materializing Edu3.0 with a long-term vision in a sustainable system. Through interaction, they discuss various alternatives, formulate challenging reconstruction and support each other in practice.
For such regard, EVRI assists a travelling scholar program of Hiroshima University Global Learning Institutes (HUGLI). EVRI serves to explore different educational needs and requests in research institutes in abroad. Then, HU scholars with matching expertise and interests are sent to engage in the innovative projects that stimulate collaborative researches with the host institutes.Our academic exchange is not limited to HUGLI partners; EVRI itself invites top-notch researchers from Japan and abroad, and also facilitates exchange with various research institutions. We are hopeful for each Units to establish its research network around the world. Especially in collaboration with East Asia, CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam), Europe and USA., EVRI will serve as a network hub for educational research endeavors.
Toward achievement of the vision, EVRI has deepened exchanges with the following institutes:

Projects

To achieve the vision, EVRI has been involved in the following projects:

Date Institute Overview Reports
2018.03.09 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia EVRI has reported to Minister of Education, Youth and Sports its collaborative activities related to Teacher Education. report >
2018.02.28 National Institute of Education, Singapore EVRI co-hosted a symposium on “Teacher Education System in Singapore and Japan” with HU Graduate School of International Cooperation and GSE as a part of Cambodia Teacher Education Workshop report >
2018.01.23-24 College of Education, Seoul National University Toward establishment of an international COE, the Graduate School of Education of HU and the College of Education of Seoul National University held a joint symposium. Day1) Keynote addresses on language education and PE education. Day 2) Concurrent sessions for both faculty members and graduate students presenting their research results and exchanged information.

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2017.12.01-02 Indonesia University of Education EVRI members have visited Indonesia University of Education, where they conducted various academic exchanges. The Graduate School of Education of Hiroshima University, seven universities in Indonesia, and the Directorate of Special Education for Development of Indonesia concluded an agreement for preparing exchanges in an inclusive education research consortium. report >
2017.11.27-12.22 Teacher Education College in Cambodia As part of a technical cooperation project of JICA, “the Project for Establishing Foundation for Teacher Education College” in Cambodia, nine candidates for president and vice-president of Teacher Education College (TEC), which will be established in Phnom Penh and Battambang, visited Japan and received training mainly at EVRI.

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2017.11.15 ドイツ研究振興協会(DFG) 広島大学とドイツ研究振興協会(DFG)日本代表部の共催で行われた公開サテライトシンポジウム「人文・社会科学のインパクト」において、EVRIの活動を報告するとともに、人文・社会科学の活性化の方策を提言。 report >
2017.10.30 京都大学 「総合研究大学における教員養成のあり方」をテーマとした研究プロジェクトの一貫として、教職ポートフォリオの作成・活用・評価にとりくむ京都大学の教職実践演習を視察。また教員・学生らとの研究協議を実施。 report >
2017.10.13-17 Takeo Regional Teacher Training Center (RTTC) As part of a JICA Partnership Program, “Curriculum and Textbook Development on Social Studies education for Building a Sustainable Society in Cambodia”, EVRI members visited Takeo Province, Cambodia, and gave a seminar on the processes of developing, improving and evaluating curriculums. report >
2017.09.27-28 Darma Persada University As part of a project of EVRI for developing overseas centers for research exchange in the field of Japanese language education, NAGATA, a member of EVRI, visited Darma Persada University, participated in a seminar, exchanged information with local teachers, and acted as a judge in a Japanese essay speech contest. report >
2017.09.25 ウィーン大学 歴史学部 広島大学大学院教育学研究科とオーストリア・ウィーン大学歴史文化学部が部局間学術交流協定を結ぶ支援を行う目的で、センター長が現地を訪問。共同研究ならびに学術会議の相互開催などについて協議。 report >
2017.09.19 Indonesia University of Education Professors of Indonesia University of Education visited the Graduate School of Education of Hiroshima University and were received by KUSAHARA, the leader of EVRI, among others. They held discussions on potential international joint research on teacher education. report >
2017.09 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia As part of a technical cooperation project of JICA, “the Project for Establishing Foundation for Teacher Education College” in Cambodia”, EVRI members visited the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia and preparatory office in Phnom Penh and made arrangements for a training program.
2017.07.27-28 Royal University of Phnom Penh The dean and vice dean of the Faculty of Education of the Royal University of Phnom Penh visited the Graduate School of Education of Hiroshima University and were received by KUSAHARA, the leader of EVRI, among others. They held discussions on potential international joint research on teacher education. report >
2017.07 Cairo University Celebrating the establishment of a “Center for Japanese Studies” in the Faculty of Arts of Cairo University, KUSAHARA, the leader of EVRI, and others reported the history, ideology and systems of elementary, secondary, and higher education in Japan. They were invited to a luncheon party at ambassador’s residence and exchanged information to further activate exchanges between Cairo University and Hiroshima University.

ContactPossible Collaboration with EVRI?

EVRI is open for collaborative research & activities.
Education Vision Research Institute welcomes various collaborative projects and researches, funded / contracted research and lectures.
Please feel free to contact us as shown below.

e-mail :evri-info@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Tel & Fax: 082-424-5265
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