"We are developing ICT-based lessons for each subject. Inspired by the success of this initiative so far and eager to share our expertise, we would like to help promote this innovative ICT-driven approach to education in schools nationwide."
Yasuhiro Hosonaga Vice Principal University of Tsukuba Elementary School
The University of Tsukuba Elementary School traces its history back to a primary school established in 1873 in Tokyo that was affiliated with Japan’s first national teacher training college, which eventually became the University of Tsukuba. The University of Tsukuba Elementary School has been at the forefront of advances in primary education in Japan. Every year the school is visited by more than 10,000 educators from Japan and abroad. The school’s educational philosophy and techniques are introduced at numerous educational institutions.
The progress of ICT is expected to be a catalyst for innovation in education. The Japanese government’s target is to create an educational environment where every student has a networked device by 2020.
The school launched the Future Classroom demonstration project in June 2013 to promote effective use of ICT in education.
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