You can choose only one of PRIMARY LSIP or SECONDARY LSIP.
LSIP committee decides LSIP A, B, C or D with which you will participate according to your choice because the limit number of acceptances of each schools is about 20 persons.
|8:40am||Departure from Hotel|
|9:10||Arrive at Educational Research Center of Fukui Pref.|
|1:00||Departure from Educational Research Center of Fukui Pref.|
|1:00-5:00||Visit Dinosaur Museum or Eiheiji Temple Hotel (about 5:00pm)|
1 DPDT: Department of Professional Development of Teachers, Graduate School of Education, University of Fukui
2 NIER: National Institute for Educational Policy Research in Japan
1LSIP A: Meishin Primary School
2LSIP B: Primary & Junior High School attached University of Fukui
3LSIP C: Maruoka-Minami Junior High School
Welcome to Maruoka Minami Junior High School (JHS)!
Our school was opened in April 2006 as the first junior high school that introduced Subject Center System in Fukui prefecture. The school is based on a new educational philosophy of cultivating students’ autonomy and independence through academic guidance and daily life guidance integrating ‘subject center system’ and ‘vertical (cross-level) square system’. Read MoreOur faculty members aim at developing a school that we can all call, ‘My School; Our School’, in which every student feels an important part of the learning place. Moreover, we aim to create a warm cozy atmosphere in which every member of the school will feel responsible towards each other and will feel that they are part of Maruoka Minami JHS family. Each of our faculty members are working hard to continuously improve their practices, learn and relearn their ways, and adapt to changes for the purpose of building a better school.
It is the thrust of our school to ensure that our faculty are ‘learning together and with each other’ through conducting different kinds of research meetings since our school opened. Annually, we hold an independent research conference in which we open our classes and research theme to the public. We also have our monthly ‘study’ day in which are joined by invited professors from Department of Professional Development of Teachers, University of Fukui. Within our school, our teachers are subdivided into smaller research groups, and conduct demonstration lessons and post lesson discussions. — improving our professional practices. Through these activities, we enhance our team capabilities and individual capacities.
In addition, opportunities to be exposed to latest information, educational theories and practices are increased as we started receiving graduate school intern students from University of Fukui in 2011. By welcoming these students, we are able to work closer with professors from the university who are also in charge of the interns.
In the same way, we aim at educating students who can learn from and with each other. To achieve this objective, we have agreed on our research theme to ’Cultivating a School Culture of Learning Together; Creating a Learning Space that Encourages Ingenuities’ in 2015. We are moving closer to the materialization of this goal by promoting ‘learning small groups’ and ‘learning among faculty members’, and by learning from previous research outputs of our school. We are currently working on a new style for our media center which is based on students’ ideas and needs, and strengthening the use of lessons where student learn together in small groups.
It is indeed a pleasure to share with you our school. And we look forward to receiving constructive criticisms, comments and feedback as you observe our school activities.
Maruoka Minami Junior High School, Sakai City
4LSIP D: Wakasa Senior High School
Tojinbo cliffs, where magnificent rocks with a columnar joint extend for about 1 kilometer along the Japan Sea, are designated as a national natural treasure.
Eiheiji Temple is a Zen Buddhism training hall established in 1244 by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto school of Zen Buddhism.
Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins
Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins are the site of a castle town in Sengoku Period, the Age of Civil Wars, when five generations of Asakura clan ruled Echizen Province for 103 years
Echizen Ware refers to the ceramic ware manufactured mainly in Miyazaki and Ota district in Echizen-cho, Fukui Prefecture.
Kehi no matsubara
Kehi no matsubara, a sandy beach with a pinewood forest spreading along the innermost part of the Tsuruga Bay, is a scenic area with white sand and a number of huge green pine trees.
Megane Museum (Eyewear Museum)
Fukui Prefecture is the largest producer of eyewear in Japan occupying over 90% of domestic share. Megane Museum has a shop for testing the market by introducing new eyewear products that only producing district can produce.