- International Frontiers in Education and Research (C) at Kyoto University, December 10, 12, 16, 2017
International Frontiers in Education and Research (C) was held in Kyoto as a joint course with UCL Institute of Education, December 10, 12, 16, 2017.
The three day intensive course, entitled “Thinking about education through film,” took place on December 10, 12 and 16, 2017 at the Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University. It was the international joint course with UCL Institute of Education (IoE) as a part of Kyoto’s ongoing International Frontiers in Education and Research programme. The principal instructor was Professor Paul Standish from UCL Institute of Education, and research students from the Institute served as tutors and gave presentations centering on the theme of philosophy, education and film. The idea was to create the atmosphere of the British style seminar in Kyoto through the international joint course. In particular, it builds on work undertaken by the UCL Institute of Education-Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Philosophy of Education Research Colloquium. Over the past ten years, this colloquium has researched education by means of film analysis in an innovative and highly productive way. Five invited research students from the Institute (with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in Europe and Asia, and who also teach in schools and universities in the U. K.) and four faculty members from IoE and Kyoto, ten students from Kyoto (including one undergraduate student), a guest speaker from the U. K. and a teaching assistant participated in the joint course. With the multicultural and multilingual backgrounds of the participants (Japanese, American, British, Irish, Brazilian, Australian, Chinese, Taiwanese) and their diverse academic disciplines (philosophy, sociology, comparative education, etc.), lively discussion took place for three days. After the course, the participants wrote essays on the topic, and the students from the IoE tutored the Japanese students in their writing. The articles included in this volume are the product of these dialogical and transformative experiences. the course was videotaped and will be publicized around the world through Kyoto University’s OCW.