June 26, 2017
A-JIS was recently introduced (by our friends at Gunma Kokusai Academy) to a group of three forward-thinking schools from Hong Kong as an example of an ‘interesting school to visit’ on their tour of schools in Japan. The Man Kwan Educational Organisation sent nine school leaders including three heads of school, and several deputies. The schools are: Pat Kau College, QualiEd College, and The Jockey Club Edu Young College, Hong Kong.
The schools, which have a strong focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education were impressed with the strategies being implemented by Dr Paul Lowe who has started rearranging the way learners work in teams in science. Dr Lowe is coaching other teachers to do the same in all subjects.
Dr Paul Lowe describes his approach to teamwork for motivation to guests from the Man Kwan Educational Organisation, Hong Kong
A-JIS’s newest educator, Mr Kokoro Ozawa, held a meeting with the visiting team to explain his work in developing blended learning tools for IB courses and also his new role as MEXT team member focusing on the Hong Kong Japanese School.
Mr Kokoro Ozawa addresses the guests from Hong Kong
The visitors were also impressed at the approach of Head of School, Ken Sell, who, with A-JIS Director of Blended Learning, Paul Fradale, outlined the school’s strategy towards implementing a high-quality, progressive approach to education that will see A-JIS not only become one of the top school’s in Asia but also a leading influence in education in the region.
Head of A-JIS, Mr Ken Sell copies of co-authored books for guests
The visiting team represented a wealth of experience and expertise in many areas we can learn from also and our relationship seems set to grow with talk of reciprocal visits and focus projects. We look forward to developing further relations with this prestigious organisation.
Mr Wing-Tung Wong Principal of Pak Kau College presents A-JIS Head, Ken Sell with a gift that represented collaboration between teachers and learners.