Lecture:Theory of Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Program: Challenges for Students, Teachers and Schools - Reflections from the first Article One IB School in Japan

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《Title》

"Theory of Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Program: Challenges for Students, Teachers and Schools - Reflections from the first Article One IB School in Japan"

《Lecturer》 Dr. Mike Bostwick (Katoh Gakuen)

《Date》 Saturday, October 26, 2019

《Time》 13:00~17:00(Open fom12:30) 

《Place》 International Christian University (ICU)

University Hall(HONKAN) 1F 116room

10-2, Osawa 3-chome, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo

Overview》
The presentation will start with a description of what an International Baccalaureate (IB) education is and how the program was implemented at Katoh Gakuen, the first Article One high school to be authorized by the IB in Japan nearly 20 years ago. The focus of the presentation will be on the Diploma Programme (DP) which covers the last two years of high school and how the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course is taught at the school.

The DP is a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes conceptual learning, focusing on organizing ideas that are relevant across subject areas, and that help to integrate learning and add coherence to the curriculum. The DP curriculum consists of six subject groups and three core elements. One of these core elements is the Theory of Knowledge course. This course encourages students to become more aware of their own perspective and assumptions through an exploration of the fundamental question of how we know what we know.

The presentation I will include examples of how we deliver the TOK course in English to our students and will include video clips of students engaged in TOK activities. The audience will also have the opportunity to directly experience some of the tasks and strategies used in the TOK course.

《Lecturer's profile》

Dr. Mike Bostwick

Mike Bostwick currently serves as Director of the English Immersion Program K-12 at Katoh Gakuen and has directed the development of the program from its beginning in 1992. He also serves as Vice Principal of Gyoshu Junior & Senior High School and is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate College of Education at Temple University, Japan.

A few notable publications include:

Sakai, K. L., Tatsuno, Y., Ochi, Y., Shiota, K., Hirano, K., Muraishi, Y., Kimura, M., Bostwick, M. & Yusa, N.: "Separate neural bases of two fundamental processes during second language acquisition in the inferior frontal cortex." Neuroscience. (2005)

Bostwick, M. (2001). English Language Immersion in a Japanese School. In D. Christian & F. Genesee (eds.), Bilingual Education. Alexandra: TESOL

Bostwick, M. (2001). Bilingual Education of Children in Japan: Year Four of a Partial Immersion Program. In M. Goebel Noguchi & S. Fotos (eds.) Studies in Japanese Bilingualism. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Bostwick, M. (1999). Immersion Education in Japan. In M. Yamamoto (ed.), Bairingaru no Sekai. (The World of the Bilingual). Tokyo: Taishukan Shoten.

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